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Beginner Course

Beginner’s Fly-Casting and Fishing Course
featuring PETER O’REILLY

€850 full board
 (no single supplements) 

Max 8 students per course

These popular 3-day residential courses, normally run over weekends, provide an all-round introduction to fly-fishing. They are designed both for absolute beginners and for those wishing to improve their knowledge and eliminate troublesome casting faults.

The programme covers:

• How to fish safely
• Casting with single-handed rods
• Correct rod-arm mechanics
• Casting accuracy
• Coping with windy conditions
• Spey-casting and roll-casting
• Leader making and fishing knots
• Equipment appraisal; choosing tackle to suit your needs
• Watercraft and how to read a river
• Demonstrations of wet-fly, dry-fly and upstream nymph fishing
• Fly-tying demonstration
• An opportunity to river fish for trout each day
• Guided boat fishing on one of Connemara’s premier fisheries

Students are given a complimentary set of Peter’s laminated ‘prompt cards’ as an aide memoir for the future. The courses are limited to eight participants.

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