Glenda Powell is regarded as one of the world’s leading fly casting instructors and has been teaching fly casting and fishing for 23 years.
Glenda began fishing at the age of nine on her local River Inler in Comber, Northern Ireland. She left home at 18 years old and moved to Scotland telling her parents that she was going to fish and teach fishing for the rest of her life.
Glenda first qualified as a fly casting instructor in Scotland when she was only 19. She fished in the Scottish Ladies International Flyfishing team, and went on to manage the Irish Ladies team.
Glenda became a World Champion in 2006 when she won the Overhead Salmon Distance Casting Competition for women at Carton House.
An avid fisher, Glenda is a natural teacher with a gentle approach to helping people through some of the more difficult steps on the way to becoming a proficient caster.
She is one of the highest qualified female salmon fly casting instructors in the world having achieved the APGAI-Ireland both Double (salmon) and Single handed certifications to the highest levels.
Glenda is currently Chairperson of this association and is one of the lead examiners for new instructors.
National Director for The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s, Fishing 4 Schools Initiative, Artist & Writer
Glenda is about as good as it gets in terms of casting instruction. Aways enthusiastic, always professional, amazingly enthusiastic and cares passionately about what she does. The consummate lady fly fishing guru.
Former Editor, Irish Angler
Glenda is quite simply the best fly casting instructor I have ever worked with! She combines detailed technical knowledge with the ability to communicate effectively with the learner, no matter what their level.