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Kids Fly Casting Competition

Ray has a passion for fly fishing and he loves introducing it to children and adults who have not fished before.  Many of us have struggled to fly cast and Ray tries to make this interesting and fun so that beginners do not get discouraged as they learn the basics. In particular, teaching children, he has found that sessions should be Fun, Fun, Fun.  Using a micro fly rod, splashing water with paint brushes, launching a dog’s ball and playing casting games are some of the ways of achieving this. Ray believes that all of us from 8 to 80+ can, after only a few minutes instruction,  successfully cast a fly rod using the Sausage ROLL CAST!

This year at IFF, children can then have a go at making a SPLASH by casting into the MINI POOL or take part in the FREE DAILY junior fly casting competition and have a chance to WIN a complete fly casting outfit.
Prizes are provided by Ray’s instructing and fishery business at Straid Fishery, County Antrim.

Ray is a full time Fishery manager and Casting Instructor. He holds an APGAI IRELAND ADVANCED Single-Handed Casting Qualification and is one of only a few instructors in Ireland holding a Master Casting Instructor qualification with Fly Fishers International.
Straid Fishery Co.Antrim

Kids Fly Casting Competition 2019

Childrens Casting Champion 2019
Darren Sweeney.

Champions Cup and Fly Fishing Combo Prize courtesy of #SeriousFishing

Childrens Fly Casting Champion at the 2019 Irish Fly Fair Darren Sweeney

Kids Fly Casting Competition 2018

Thank you Orvis UK and Straid Fishery for the prizes

Saturday Winner
Prizes by Orvis UK and Straid Fishery

Sunday Winners
Francesca and Paddy
Prizes by Orvis UK and Straid Fishery


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