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The latest news, reports and interviews from fly fishing in Ireland.
Covering salmon, sea trout, brown trout and even pike and bass, the Ireland on the Fly podcast is about the future and tradition of the sport in Ireland.
Contact the show: editor@irelandonthefly.com.
Produced by LastCastMedia.com (https://www.LastCastMedia.com)

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The latest news, reports and interviews from fly fishing in Ireland.
Covering salmon, sea trout, brown trout and even pike and bass, the Ireland on the Fly podcast is about the future and tradition of the sport in Ireland.
Contact the show: editor@irelandonthefly.com.
Produced by LastCastMedia.com (https://www.LastCastMedia.com)

    An Introduction to Streamer Fishing with Keith McDonnell

    An Introduction to Streamer Fishing with Keith McDonnell

    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/) .

    • 18 min
    An update from the Blackwater and the IFI's new Women Try Fishing programme

    An update from the Blackwater and the IFI's new Women Try Fishing programme

    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/) .

    • 16 min
    First catch and release salmon on the Drowes

    First catch and release salmon on the Drowes

    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/) .

    • 14 min
    Peter Mantle: the Irish Delphi Oracle

    Peter Mantle: the Irish Delphi Oracle

    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/) .

    • 34 min
    Andrew Herd on William Blacker and the Irish influence on British salmon fly tying

    Andrew Herd on William Blacker and the Irish influence on British salmon fly tying

    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/) .

    • 43 min
    The Story of the Railway Fishery Part 2

    The Story of the Railway Fishery Part 2

    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/) .

    • 22 min

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