Saturday 14th May


Straid Fishery, Castletown Road, Ballyclare

Session Times

Session 1 - 10:00 to 16:30



Key Points

• No experience necessary
• All equipment supplied 
• Women aged over 18 only
• Lead by qualified instructors
• All day event to allow time for participants to put new skills into practice and to meet and chat to other people

About The Event

Angling is a male dominated sport but this all-day taster event will give women the chance to find out what it's all about. Taking place at Straid Fishery which is a 20 acre lake, participants will benefit from the presence of some of the 2016 International Ladies Fly Fishing Team being on hand to guide participants.

On arrival there'll be a nice cup of tea/coffee and a chance to meet the other participants, instructors and volunteers.

We will begin the day with some Health &Safety instructions and teach you how to keep safe while fishing. You will then learn how to assemble a rod including tying on flies, introduce you to casting and give you a chance to practice casting on the grass before we have our lunch.

After lunch you can take to the water to do some actual fishing which will give you a chance to practice your new skills, after this you will be introduced to the art of fly-tying and the chance to tie your own fly and also be given a chance to catch a fish using your own unique fly.

Once the above has been completed the session will end with a short briefing on what you can do next.

Introduction to Fly Fishing for Women

How to Book

Phone Maddy on 074379 56720 to book a place.

Prior booking is essential. To book your place follow the instructions above.

Event Organiser

Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Association

What's Included

This will be an all-day session to allow the participants ample time to practice their new skills. However it's flexible and anyone needing to leave early is fine. Everything needed for fishing will be provided including peaked caps and eye protection. (Participants may bring their own glasses and cap if they wish).

What to Bring

All equipment will be provided but participants should bring warm clothes, waterproofs and wellingtons/sturdy boots.
Also bring a packed lunch.
Licenses are required to use a fishing rod. However these can be provided but participants who would like to avail of this need to provide name, address and DoB by Friday 6th May otherwise please visit to buy your own (3-day Game Rod Licence @ £3.50).


Women aged over 18

Directions to Location

Please arrive at 10am for 10.30am start. Tea and coffee will be available.
Postcode for Sat Nav is BT39 9PU.
Directions from Belfast:
Take M2 to Sandy Knowles roundabout and exit M2 on the A8 signed for Larne.
Follow A8 until exit signed 'Straid'. This will take you over the A8 using the new bridge.
At 'T' junction follow signs for 'local traffic' to the left.
Go to end of this road and go across onto the Castletown Road.
The entrance to Straid Fishery is 0.5 mile on the right.

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