Glenda Powell has some great opportunities for anglers looking to get started in salmon angling, fine tune their cast and more…

Below are some notes for the diary on upcoming courses and events for the remainder of 2023 and 2024.

The Irish Fly Fair 18th & 19th November – This Weekend

Come and support the hardworking team who put together a wonderful show each year.  We are looking forward to the show and seeing you there.

Traditional Blackwater Opening Day 1st February 2024

Our annual opening day is on the 1st February at Blackwater Salmon Fishery on the River Blackwater in Ireland and all are welcome to bless the river, get in some casting practice, go fishing and meet some friends. The cost is €25,  food will be provided on the day and please book your place as we have limited space for this day.

Skagit Casting/Fishing Course 10th February 2024

Our popular Skagit Casting/Fishing Course with Glenda Powell and Noel Fitzmaurice teaching will be held at the Blackwater Salmon Fishery on the 10th February and all levels of casting ability are welcome.  6 places are available, all equipment can be provided at no extra cost, lunch will also be provided and the cost is €175 per person.

Spey Casting/Fishing Course Beginners/Improvers 17th February

Our Beginners/Improvers Spey Casting/fishing Course with Glenda Powell and Noel Fitzmaurice teaching will be held at the Blackwater Salmon Fishery on the 17th February and we have 6 places available on this course.  All equipment can be provided at no extra cost, lunch will also be provided and the cost is €175 per person.

Wet Fly Fishing for Trout Course 9th March 2024

Last year we held a Wet Fly Fishing Course for Trout with Glenda Powell, Noel Fitzmaurice and Jimmy Tyrell teaching and was a great success.  In 2024 we plan to run another course and the date is 9th March, all equipment can be provided if required, all levels catered for and beginners are most welcome, lunch will also be provided. The cost is €200 for the day and we have 8 places available.

Hyde Park Casting Practice Meeting 23rd November 12-3pm

Meeting at the Speke Monument please bring your rod. (Free)

Fish Live Learn Zoom meeting 2nd December 2023

Fish Live Learn Members 2nd December 2023 at 7pm (FLL membership required – details below)

Utrecht Angling Show 7th December 2023

Utrecht Casting Practice Meeting 7th December 2023

Please get in touch for more information.

Fish Live Learn casting practice December 9th 2023

River Blackwater Ireland casting practice meeting December 9th 2023. (FLL membership required – details below)

Please send an email or message to book any of the above and I look forward to spending some time with you all and thank each and every one of you who puts your trust and heart in what we do.

Slainte an bhradain  (Health of the Salmon Upon You)

00353 (0) 872351260
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Fish-Live-Learn with Glenda Powell online Newsletter

Fish-Live-Learn with Glenda Powell is an online monthly newsletter consisting of both video and written content.  We hold gatherings to help people learn to fly fish and improving their skills, offer advice, have fun, and many of our members are starting to send us content for our newsletter.  We cover game angling with the fly, and we have members from all around the world. We started Fish-Live-Learn in March 2021 and our membership is growing.

In one of our interviews we are joined by Michael Sheehan who talks about Ireland’s largest recorded salmon.

This month we are going to meet some of our members in Hyde Park in London on 23rd November at the Speke Monument from noon to 2pm to have a chat and some casting practice. Also we will hold a meet in the Netherlands in early December and plan to meet at Kilmurry on the River Blackwater on 9th December for some casting tuition.  All these events are included in the cost of your membership and hope some of our members can attend. We are also holding a Zoom meeting on the 2nd December at 7pm.

Each month there are 5 sections that cover fly fishing and there are always interesting interviews with people in our industry, places of interest of where to fish, and also tuition videos from myself and others.  We often have one piece on food of the area we are visiting and another piece of interest from the locality.  I am always at the end of the phone or email to help in whatever questions you may have about learning, techniques and tackle advice or simply to have a chat.  The cost of membership is €36 per year.
In this months issue:

  • For the Record  – Irelands’ Record Salmon Michael Sheehan
  • Fly Casting Principles – Style over Substance
  • Going Live – Upcoming Zoom Calls & Meets in London and Utrecht.
  • Albright Knot – Joining backing to fly line
  • Pick Up/Lay Down – The fundamentals
  • Making a Point – The often overlooked Hook Sharpener
  • A Pie to Try – Amazing Pork & Apple Pie

If you wish to subscribe or give as a gift, then you can subscribe here or contact me for further details.

Go fishing…

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