From the mighty Upper and Lower Lough Erne, to the Shannon-Erne Canal and the River Erne itself, almost a third of County Fermanagh is covered by lakes and waterways of all shapes and sizes. As you can imagine, this makes County Fermanagh a paradise for angling and the wildlife that finds a home in this beautiful county.
Visitors at the Irish Fly Fair will have the opportunity to watch the best International Fly-dressers practise their art, whilst champion fly-casters will be available to demonstrate and advise on fly-casting techniques and fly-fishing tactics.
As usual, there will be a series of talks and seminars from expert anglers on a wide range of interesting angling-related topics and of course, a massive range of top quality trade stands selling everything the fly angler and fly dresser needs. To encourage the youth into the sport there is the annual Irish Fly Fair fly dressing competition.
This is the undisputed best fly fishing show in all of Ireland, not to be missed.
Enniskillen, Fermanagh’s largest town, sits at the heart of the county, straddling the River Erne as it winds its way northwards from Upper Lough Erne to Lower Lough Erne. The town centre is dominated by the walls and battlements of Enniskillen Castle, built in the 1400s by Hugh Maguire, also known as “Hugh the Hospitable”. His nickname fits the ambience of the place and its easy going, welcoming people.
The Killyhevlin Hotel has stunning views directly overlooking screnic Lough Erne. The county is a mecca for anglers who travel from all over Ireland, the UK, and beyond to enjoy some of the most prolific angling available anywhere in Europe.
Lough Erne, around the town of Enniskillen is one of the finest coarse fishing waters in Europe and has become popular as a competition venue anglers. Roach are everywhere and there are plenty of bream, pike and perch. There is a good stock of pike in the lough.