A very successful ‘Introduction to Flyfishing for Women’ training day was held by the Irish Ladies Flyfishing Association on Saturday 23rd September at Laois Angling Centre.

The aim of the training days being run by the ILFA is to introduce the women to fly fishing including casting, and to encourage them on the road to becoming independent anglers.

Ann Kerrin, Irish Ladies Flyfishing Association, Chair said,

‘I was heartened to see so many enthusiastic women turn up to learn about flyfishing. Some had been reading about the now recognized health benefits that anglers get through spending a day at a water’s edge and wanted to see for themselves while others had spent their childhood trying other forms of angling and now wanted to get back into angling through flyfishing.

The photos from the day are fantastic and we hope to run further days this year’

Any woman interested in learning about flyfishing can contact the ILFA on [email protected] or visit the website www.irishladiesflyfishing.com