The Great Game Fairs of Ireland

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Failte Ireland

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The angling section of the Fair is co-ordinated by ex World Ladies Casting Champion Glenda Powell, no mean caster and coach herself in association with APGAI Ireland.

Glenda with a fine Blackwater Fish
Glenda with a fine Blackwater Fish

The angling displays are sited in the picturesque Anglers Row and Salmon and Woodcock Pavilion in the picturesque setting overlooking the lake. Apart from good tackle and boat stands there is a huge array of country clothing stands - many with excellent bargains.

The Salmon and Woodcock Pavilion has a good range of stands from fisheries, to sporting, artists and taxidermists and also major information stands from FISSTA ( The Federation of Salmon & Sea Trout Anglers) and Inland Fisheries Ireland. Tuition in fly tying and casting is available through APGAI Ireland instructors including Arthur Greenwood and Peter O'Reilly.

Paul Morgan from Coch y Bonddu books makes his debut at the fair with his huge range of fishing and sporting books see

Cochy Bonddu logo

Demonstrations of fly casting will take place in the angling casting area and in the main arena.

And this year through the support of Inland Fisheries Ireland the organisers are able to offer anglers a special €5 off admission voucher to all IFI permit and licence holders. These are available from your local tackle shop.

angling Discount voucher

The Directors of the Fair and the publishers of Irish Countrysports and Country Life, Ireland's premier country sports magazine, are delighted to have been able to give support to FISSTA's impressive youth development programme.

Competitions ( prizes sponsored by Ultimate Tackle)

The competition classes run in association by APGAI Ireland will include: A Professional Class; A Class Open to all (except professionals); a Youth's Class and a Ladies Class.

Ireland's top qualified lady angler Glenda Powell will be providing casting instruction where children and ladies are particularly welcome.


Professional/Open Class:

Ladies Class:

Youth Class (Under 18):

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