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  • A life spent fishing.....every day catching fish....on the water...and surrounded by some of Kerry's most scenic landscapes.....it seems like a job the few could resist.....

    However, the life of a Ghillie is a job of many factors and facets; from guiding clients to the upkeep of the fishery as well as protecting the future of Kerry's fishing environment, the Ghillie is rooted in the traditions of its past, the reality of the present, and the hopes and fears for the future.

  • With restrictions starting to ease, many of us are making plans to get out onto local rivers or waters where possible and if you’re still not able to, well at least there’s fly tying, videos and podcasts like this one to keep you entertained…
    On this week’s episode I speak to Ronan Creane, a Roundstone, county Galway native who became so obsessed with the brown trout fishing in New Zealand that he finally made the jump and moved there full time where he is now a highly successful guide.
    Ronan speaks about his love of fly fishing in New Zealand as well as the sheer size of the brown trout and how to catch them.  
    It’s a fascinating insight into fly fishing that many of us can only dream about....
    For more information and incredible pictures of trophy brown trout visit Ronan's website at RonansFlyFishingMissions.com
    Ireland on the Fly is the podcast about the people and places of fly fishing in Ireland.
    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe so you’ll never miss a show and join Ireland on the Fly each week for all your fly fishing news and interviews.
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    Ireland on the Fly is produced by LastCastMedia (https://www.lastcastmedia.com/) .

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  • For this week’s episode of Ireland on the Fly, I speak to another fly fishing guide and instructor, Peter Driver.
    Peter is a hugely experienced river angler based on the River Nore and has fished for Ireland on numerous occasions, starting back in 2001 when he was just 19.
    He gives a fascinating insight into the level of competition and expertise required at the World and European levels and why we in Ireland have still so much to learn from the elites.
    Peter also owns the Piscari Fly Tying company and we spoke about the increased interest and demand in fly tying and digital content since the outbreak of Covid-19.
    Ireland on the Fly is the podcast about the people and places of fly fishing in Ireland.
    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ireland-on-the-fly/id1494497441?uo=4) and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/6paX43CJfUSuyEKzyUtJ1n) so you’ll never miss a show and join Ireland on the Fly each week for all your fly fishing news and interviews.
    Keep up to date on IrelandontheFly.com (http://irelandonthefly.com/) and on Instagram @IrelandontheFly.
    Ireland on the Fly is produced by LastCastMedia (https://www.lastcastmedia.com/) .

  • Tom Doc Sullivan is a well known angler and guide on Lough Corrib, based out of Cornamona at the far northern end of the lake.
    I had the opportunity to fish with Tom a few years back and we made plans to wet a line again around duck fly time this year.
    Of course, it wasn't to be and so, instead, I wanted to catch up with Tom to find out how the Covid crisis was affecting guides like him.
    But I also spoke to Tom about growing up beside Corrib, how he first started guiding and ultimately, how you turn a passion into your life.
    Finally, Tom looks ahead to what the rest of the season may hold and dreams about the evenings of night time buzzer fishing that he'll finally get to do in 2021....
    Ireland on the Fly is the podcast about the people and places of fly fishing in Ireland.
    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ireland-on-the-fly/id1494497441?uo=4) and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/6paX43CJfUSuyEKzyUtJ1n) so you’ll never miss a show and join Ireland on the Fly each week for all your fly fishing news and interviews.
    Keep up to date on IrelandontheFly.com (http://irelandonthefly.com/) and on Instagram @IrelandontheFly.
    Ireland on the Fly is produced by LastCastMedia (https://www.lastcastmedia.com/) .

  • While we can’t get outside much, enjoying nature is still an antidote to what we’re all going through right now.
    That, and the thoughts of summer fishing and making plans for the trips to come.
    For this week’s episode I speak to the English writer and angler, Tom Fort who has been in love with the River Suir since he was first introduced to it by Niall Fallon in the 1990s.
    Tom returned to the Suir last September after a twenty year hiatus, realising what he had been missing out on all this time and has vowed to come back after the Cold-19 crisis is gone.
    I speak to Tom about his new book, Casting Shadows, about fishing the Suir as well as his friendship with Niall Fallon, the well-known journalist, editor and angling writer who passed away in 1996
    Ireland on the Fly is the podcast about the people and places of fly fishing in Ireland.
    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ireland-on-the-fly/id1494497441?uo=4) and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/6paX43CJfUSuyEKzyUtJ1n) so you’ll never miss a show and join Ireland on the Fly each week for all your fly fishing news and interviews.
    Keep up to date on IrelandontheFly.com (http://irelandonthefly.com/) and on Instagram @IrelandontheFly.
    Ireland on the Fly is produced by LastCastMedia (https://www.lastcastmedia.com/) .

  • These are extraordinary times we’re living in and while we don’t know what the future holds, I do know it’s our passions and hobbies - such as fly fishing - that can help keep us sane.
    Now more than ever we need nature, the outdoors and a return to what we hold most dear.
    On this week’s episode, it’s all about streamer fishing and how and why you should be trying it and not just when the river is in flood.
    Keith McDonnell, aka http://FluffChucker.com, is an advanced fly casting instructor based in Dublin who is now committed almost completely to the pursuit of big trout with streamers.
    I spoke to Keith about how his passion for this method came about and also get some tips and advice if you're looking to try it.
    Ireland on the Fly is the podcast about the people and places of fly fishing in Ireland.
    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ireland-on-the-fly/id1494497441?uo=4) and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/6paX43CJfUSuyEKzyUtJ1n) so you’ll never miss a show and join Ireland on the Fly each week for all your fly fishing news and interviews.
    Keep up to date on IrelandontheFly.com (http://irelandonthefly.com/) and on Instagram @IrelandontheFly.
    Ireland on the Fly is produced by LastCastMedia (https://www.lastcastmedia.com/) .

  • There’s still been no let up with the rain and storms and while some fishing is being done, it is very frustrating for the majority of us who have limited time to get out on the water.
    But for this week I spoke to Glenda Powell to get the latest news from the Blackwater and fingers crossed, the river is coming into a fishable order. I also spoke to Glenda to find out about the IFI’s new Women Try Fishing Programme which is aiming to get more women into fishing.  
    Glenda is one of the instructors on the programme and I also asked her about the obstacles she had to overcome to rise to the top in such a male-dominated sport.
    Ireland on the Fly is the podcast about the people and places of fly fishing in Ireland.
    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ireland-on-the-fly/id1494497441?uo=4) and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/6paX43CJfUSuyEKzyUtJ1n) so you’ll never miss a show and join Ireland on the Fly each week for all your fly fishing news and interviews.
    Keep up to date on IrelandontheFly.com (http://irelandonthefly.com/) and on Instagram @IrelandontheFly.
    Ireland on the Fly is produced by LastCastMedia (https://www.lastcastmedia.com/) .

  • So finally the Drowes has opened its account for the season with its first fish caught on Valentines Day, followed three days by later by one caught on the fly.
     
    Despite the high water and horrendous conditions the odd angler is still persisting and occasionally being rewarded.
     
    Spring salmon fishing is hard enough at this time of year without successive storms blowing in so well done to the 20 year old Nash McDaid for catching and releasing the fish.
     
    I caught up with Shane Gallagher from the Drowes Fishery to find out more....
    Ireland on the Fly is the podcast about the people and places of fly fishing in Ireland.
    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ireland-on-the-fly/id1494497441?uo=4) and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/6paX43CJfUSuyEKzyUtJ1n) so you’ll never miss a show and join Ireland on the Fly each week for all your fly fishing news and interviews.
    Keep up to date on IrelandontheFly.com and on Instagram @IrelandontheFly.
    Ireland on the Fly is produced by LastCastMedia (https://www.lastcastmedia.com/) .

  • It’s still been a slow start to the salmon season for anglers - despite the first fish caught on Currane at the end of January by local angler, Kevin O’Shea - and with the country still recovering from Storm Dennis and many rivers unfishable, I thought this week would be a good time to step back a bit and hear about the story of Peter Mantle who, despite so many battles, obstacles and difficulties in his early years, built Delphi in Connemara up into one of the foremost salmon fisheries in Ireland.
    Peter of course went on to found Delphi Bahamas but it was with Delphi in Connemara that he found such success initially. 
    This episode is based on an interview I did with Peter in his house a few years ago.  It was the end of the season and Peter had come over to Ireland with his family for a few days r'n r.  Despite having worked in the Bahamas in recent years and moving back to the UK, it was obvious he still loved both Delphi and Connemara with them holding a special place in his heart.
    Peter is a natural raconteur and one can easily see why people invested in his Delphi dreams and also why the shared dinner table there became so legendary.
    This is story is all about Peter Mantle, his story, in his own words of becoming the Irish Delphi oracle….
    Ireland on the Fly is the podcast about the people and places of fly fishing in Ireland.
    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ireland-on-the-fly/id1494497441?uo=4) and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/6paX43CJfUSuyEKzyUtJ1n) so you’ll never miss a show and join Ireland on the Fly each week for all your fly fishing news and interviews.
    Ireland on the Fly is produced by LastCastMedia (https://www.lastcastmedia.com/) .

  • Famed fly fishing historian and writer, and author of a History of Fly Fishing amongst other titles, Andrew Herd, is this week's guest on the Ireland on the Fly podcast.
    Andrew tells me about one of his most recent projects, The Blacker Trilogy, which details the life and flies of the 19th century County Wicklow fly tyer, William Blacker.
    Blacker moved to England to make his name and fortune as a fly tyer in London and through his books and reputation, came to influence British fly tying for the remainder of the century and beyond.
    Andrew tells me more about Blacker's life and legacy, why the influence of Irish fly tyers from the 1800s has been largely forgotten and gives an insight into his own fly fishing writing career.
    For more books and information from Andrew Herd, visit Medlar Press (https://www.medlarpress.com/Authors/andrew-herd.html) .
    Ireland on the Fly is the podcast about the people and places of fly fishing in Ireland.
    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ireland-on-the-fly/id1494497441?uo=4) and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/6paX43CJfUSuyEKzyUtJ1n) so you’ll never miss a show and join Ireland on the Fly each week for all your fly fishing news and interviews.
    Ireland on the Fly is produced by LastCastMedia (https://www.lastcastmedia.com/) .

  • It’s part two of the story of the Railway Fishery and how the old Ballyduff train station in county Waterford became the famous Blackwater Lodge salmon fishery.
    Ireland on the Fly is the podcast about the people and places of fly fishing in Ireland.
    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ireland-on-the-fly/id1494497441?uo=4) and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/6paX43CJfUSuyEKzyUtJ1n) so you’ll never miss a show and join Ireland on the Fly each week for all your fly fishing news and interviews.
    Ireland on the Fly is produced by LastCastMedia (https://www.lastcastmedia.com/) .

  • We're into the last week of January and with still no news of a first salmon of the season caught, for this week's episode of Ireland on the Fly we're stepping back to bring you a documentary about the story of Blackwater Lodge.
    When the old Ballyduff Railway station was closed in 1967, it was to enjoy a remarkable second life as a salmon fishing lodge when Ian Powell bought the building and salmon beats on the Blackwater.
    This is story of the journey to make a fly fishing dream happen.
    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ireland-on-the-fly/id1494497441?uo=4) and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/6paX43CJfUSuyEKzyUtJ1n) so you’ll never miss a show and join Ireland on the Fly each week for all your fly fishing news and interviews.
    Ireland on the Fly is produced by LastCastMedia (https://www.lastcastmedia.com) .

  • This first episode of Ireland on the Fly, the weekly podcast for all the latest news, reports and interviews on fly fishing in Ireland, gets an update on the River Drowes from fishery manager, Shane Gallagher.
    Shane tells us how opening day went, conditions and angler numbers so far, plus he delves into the history and background of the fishery and how his father came to buy it in 1978 with a dream for making salmon angling available to all.
    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ireland-on-the-fly/id1494497441?uo=4) and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/6paX43CJfUSuyEKzyUtJ1n) so you’ll never miss a show and join Ireland on the Fly each week for all your fly fishing news and interviews.
    Ireland on the Fly is produced by LastCastMedia (https://www.lastcastmedia.com/) .