Youth Fly Dressing Competition



Saturday, young people from the 2016 Fly Dressing competition.


2016 Sunday winner Conor Joyce


Sunday, young people from the 2016 Fly Dressing competition


2015 Sunday 1st Prize winner Rebecca McGinn with Arthur Greenwood & Phil Varney

2015 Sunday 2nd Prize Cillian Daly with Dougie Lougheridge & Marc Light


2015 Sunday 3rd Prize Brian Cunningham with Arthur Greenwood & Phil Varney


2015 Saturday 1st Prize winner Fergal Collery with Arthur Greenwood & Phil Varney

Youth Fly Dressing Competition 2016

On behalf of APGAI Ireland we would like to thank the organisers of the Irish Fly Fair for their invitation to assist in organising the Junior Fly-dressing Competition again. To say we were overwhelmed with the enthusiasm of the young entrants would be an understatement. You provide such an excellent platform for us to introduce young people to the craft of fly-dressing and the standard of their skills seems to increase each year, making it more difficult for the judges to choose the winners - not a criticism by the way, rather an endorsement of the opportunities for youngsters to participate and improve!

Also a big thank-you to Veniard's for supplying all the prizes on Saturday and Sunday and for ensuring that each and every entrant went away with a superb 'goodie bag' of fly tying materials - I'm certain that they will remember their day in Galway for a long time.

Arthur Greenwood
APGAI Ireland

Saturday 17 Entrants & Sunday 19 Entrants

Thank you APGAI Ireland Instructors for organising the Youth Fly Dressing Competition, your time and effort is really appreciated.

Winners: 12th & 13th Nov 2016

Saturday:
1st - Jack Mannian
2nd - Darragh Bowen
3rd - Alec Macnamara

Sunday:
1st - Conor Joyce
2nd - Joseph Edwards
3rd - Fintan Doherty
4th - Ethan McGinn
5th - Rebecca McGinn

Thank you to our sponsors, Partridge for supplying the hooks for the competition and of course a big thank-you to Veniard's for supplying all the prizes on Saturday and Sunday and for ensuring that each and every entrant went away with a superb 'goodie bag' of fly tying materials.

Thank you, Rab Clements (Irish Disabled Fly Fishing Association) who donated 2 filled fly boxes as 4th and 5th prizes on Sunday


Youth Fly Dressing Competition 2015

Thank you APGAI Ireland Instructors for organising the Youth Fly Dressing Competition, your time and effort is really appreciated.

Winners: 7th & 8th Nov 2015

Saturday:
1st - Fergal Collery
2nd -Darren Keeler
3rd - Ciaran Flaherty

Sunday:
1st - Rebecca McGinn
2nd - Cillian Daly
3rd - Brian Cunningham

Thank you to our sponsors, Partridge for supplying the hooks for the competition and of course a very big thank you to Veniard who supplied the super prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd on both Saturday & Sunday.

 

Saturday Winners
From left to right - Peter O'Reilly, Arthur Greenwood, Fergal Collery, Darren Keeler, Ciaran Flaherty, Phil Varney


Some of the young people who entered the 2015 competition



Many thanks to Phil from Veniard's (above left) for their generosity in making sure that every single entrant went away with a 'goodie-bag' full of valuable tying materials and for the super 1st prizes of a Premier Fly Tying kit on both Saturday and Sunday

Youth Fly Dressing Competition 2014

Thank you APGAI Ireland Instructors for organising the Youth Fly Dressing Competition, your time and effort is really appreciated.
Winners:15th & 16th Nov 2014

1st place Darren with Paddy Keenan

3rd place F Bayer with Arthur Greenwood


Overall Winner George Burdess with Peter Veniard & Arthur Greenwood

Youth Fly Dressing Competition 2013

Thank you APGAI Ireland Instructors for organising the Youth Fly Dressing Competition, your time and effort is really appreciated.
Winners: 9th & 10th Nov 2013

Saturday:

1st - George Burdess
2nd - Peter Gavin
3rd - Gearoid Flaherty
Sunday:

1st - Ciaran Flaherty
2nd - Matthew Barry
3rd - Gearoid Flaherty
Overall 2 Day winners:

1st - George Burdess
2nd - Ciaran Flaherty
3rd - Gearoid Flaherty

Thank you to everyone who gave prizes for the 2013 Youth Fly Dressers Competition

Veniards - a £50 pack of materials on both Saturday and Sunday & Goodie bags of Veniards Fly tying materials for EVERY entrant of the competition
Paul Morgan gave three books for the overall winners
Lawrence Hawley's stand gave vouchers for third place
Rab & Dympna Clements gave a fly-line
Toby Merigan gave a box of flies

Learn more about APGAI Ireland

As the official association of Professional Game Angling Instructors in Ireland, we offer top quality services to those who wish to take up fly fishing or improve their game angling and/or fly-casting skills. All of our members hold an Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructor qualification.

Visit the APGAI Ireland website for more information

http://apgai-ireland.ie/

Name The Fisher Doll Competition 2013

The 2013 winner of the Fisherman Doll with the name Floyd was Vanny Fanning

Youth Fly Dressing Competition Rules:

  • Open to anyone under 16 years of age
  • Entry Fee - € 1.00
  • Only one entry per competitor on either day
  • Tie a specified fly as per instructions provided, with or without assistance
  • The decision of the judges is final
  • Juniors tying elsewhere at the Show are not eligible
  • Separate winners for Saturday and Sunday
  • Prize-giving will be at 4.00 pm each day


This is the undisputed best Game Angling and Fly Tying Show in all of Ireland, not to be missed.

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