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Brian Kerr - Ireland


Brian began competition fishing at the age of nine, entering sea, shore angling competitions with his dad. As a junior he won a number of trophies; was junior club champion and was awarded several medals for specimen fish.  Brian began tying flies around 30 years ago and at the age of sixteen he went to work in a tackle shop owned and run by lifelong angler and highly respected fly-dresser, Ken Middlemist. Ken was a former fly dresser in the famous House of Hardy, it was here Brian did an apprenticeship in fly dressing which in turn fuelled his interest in fly fishing. Since then all of his fishing time has been devoted to fly fishing on rivers, lakes from the bank and lough style lake fishing. When he is not fishing Brian loves to be dressing flies and has tied flies for a number of top International anglers. Brian is an avid competition angler and has represented Ireland and Northern Ireland many times and is the current Commonwealth Champion having won the Individual and Team Gold Medals at the 2018 Championships.

Brian’s recent achievements include:

2018 Ireland Team Member at the 2018 World Fly fishing Championships
Team Gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Fly fishing Championships
Individual Gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Fly fishing Championships
Coach to the 2019 silver medal winning Irish ladies team
Brian has also qualified for the 2019 Bank International Team, 2020 Commonwealth Team heading to New Zealand and is Coach to the 2020 Irish Ladies Team.
Brian will be on the Irish Ladies Fly Fishing stand both days tying a range of river and lake competition flies.

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