THE GREAT GAME FAIRS OF IRELAND
Host the largest outdoor displays of tackle in Ireland and the best casting competitions. That is why they host the All Ireland
Game Fair Fly Casting Championships.
The All Ireland Game Fair Casting Championships and much, much more...
The angling section of the Fair is sited in the picturesque setting of the beautiful lake and is being co-ordinated by World
Ladies Casting Champion Glenda Powell, no mean caster and coach herself in association with APGAI Ireland.
Glenda with a fine Blackwater Fish
Apart from an outstanding range of quality tackle stands as this year celebrates the' Year of the Salmon & Trout' we also
are staging an additional Angling Pavilion which will of course feature major exhibits by FISSTA, The Federation of Salmon &
Sea Trout Anglers and APPGAI Ireland plus displays of sporting art by John J Moore who painted the iconic painting for this year's
promotional them that of 'Salmon on the Glendun River'
Salmon on the Glendun River by JR Moore
This painting together with limited edition prints of it have been donated to FISSTA to assist with their Youth programme.
In fact the Fair's main arena starts with an angling theme as FISSTA (The Federation of Irish Salmon & Sea Trout Anglers)
stage the finals of their Youth Programme in the main arena from 10.00 - 11.00 am on Saturday 25th August.
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.
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.
Flyfishni.com and Climb8 angling clothing are delighted to be associated with the fair directors as the main
prize sponsors for the casting competitions and Flyfishni.com invite you to visit their stand in Anglers Row for some very
special tackle offers.
The top angler in the casting competition will go forward to meet the winners of the competition of the Northern Fair at
Shanes Castle in a Great Game Fairs of Ireland Championships contest to win the All Ireland Game Fair Casting Champion title,
a tankard, the Pat Burns Memorial Trophy, A Climb8 Angling suit and £500 to be presented at the Dublin Angling Show.
For the less expert angler there will be demonstrations including casting and fly tying and coaching from a wide range of
experts including APGAI Ireland members who are coming to supervise the competitions and offer coaching.
Ireland's top qualified lady angler Glenda Powell will be providing casting instruction where children and ladies are
Professional/Open Class: Top three meet casters from Shanes for the All Ireland Game Fair Casting Championship
Youth Class (Under 18):
Celtic Flycraft have generously offered a prize of a rod for the most promising child fly tyer to take instruction.