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Saturday 6th April • 11am~5pm<br />

Sunday 7th April • 10am~4pm<br />

Programme of Events<br />

Casting Demonstrations<br />

Watch skilled anglers demonstrate casting techniques,<br />

featuring both single and double-handed methods. Doublehanded<br />

demonstrations will be held on the river Mourne<br />

(adjacent to the pedestrian bridge), while single-handed<br />

demos will take place on the Felix McCrossan Pitch.<br />

Double Handed Demonstration<br />

River Mourne<br />

TIME<br />

11am - 11.30am<br />

12noon - 12.30pm<br />

1pm - 1.30pm<br />

2pm - 2.30pm<br />

3pm - 3.30pm<br />

4pm - 4.30pm<br />

TIME<br />

11.30am - 12noon<br />

12.30pm - 1pm<br />

1.30pm - 2pm<br />

2.30pm - 3pm<br />

3.30pm - 4pm<br />

DEMONSTRATOR<br />

Tom Brown<br />

Lucinda Ewin<br />

Andrew Toft<br />

Robert Gillespie & Michael O’Kane<br />

Conor Arnold<br />

Scott MacKenzie<br />

Single Handed Demonstration<br />

Melvin Pitches<br />

DEMONSTRATOR<br />

Robert Gillespie<br />

Mark Patterson<br />

Steve Peterson<br />

Stevie Munn<br />

Andrew Toft<br />

<strong>Angling</strong> for All<br />

Embark on an angling adventure that welcomes<br />

everyone, as the <strong>North</strong> <strong>West</strong> <strong>Angling</strong> <strong>Fair</strong> proudly<br />

presents the groundbreaking ‘<strong>Angling</strong> for All’<br />

programme which will be delivered by Foyle River-<br />

Catchment Outdoor Group (FROG CIC). Designed to<br />

champion inclusivity, this initiative focuses on engaging<br />

underrepresented groups within angling, offering<br />

a gateway to the vibrant world of fishing for youth,<br />

ladies, and disabled anglers. Our programme features<br />

specialised workshops crafted to resonate with diverse<br />

audiences. Expert coaches will be on hand, providing<br />

guidance and answering queries to ensure a welcoming<br />

and supportive environment. Discover the perfect angling<br />

experience tailored just for you!<br />

Arts & Crafts with Leona Devine<br />

Kids will have the chance to get creative with Leona,<br />

making their very own clay river creatures. Arts & Crafts<br />

will be available each day from 12.30pm ~ 4pm.<br />

Saturday 6th April<br />

Casting Clinics<br />

Daily casting clinics will be available, with our expert demonstrators<br />

hosting small group sessions. Advance booking is necessary, as<br />

there are limited numbers of participants per clinic. Keep an eye<br />

out on our website and Facebook page for confirmed times and<br />

booking information.<br />

Casting Clinics<br />

Melvin Pitches<br />

TIME DEMONSTRATOR DISCIPLINE<br />

11am - 1pm Andrew Toft & Robert Gillespie Double Handed<br />

11am - 1pm Steve Peterson & Stevie Munn Single Handed<br />

2pm - 4pm Tom Brown & Lucinda Ewin Double Handed<br />

2pm - 4pm Connor Arnold & Mark Patterson Single Handed<br />

Casting Clinics with Ian Gamble &<br />

Pauline McClenaghan<br />

Book a 20-minute session (double-handed or single-handed<br />

rods) with Ian and Pauline on Saturday 6th or Sunday 7th April.<br />

Call 07874 999 236 to book. Beginners and improvers welcome.<br />

Talks<br />

TIME DEMONSTRATOR TALK<br />

1.30pm - 2.30pm Scott MacKenzie<br />

Experiences in <strong>Angling</strong><br />

& the new Graphene<br />

infused clothing range<br />

3pm - 4pm Ken Whelan<br />

Atlantic Salmon Trust ~<br />

Tracking salmon in the<br />

ocean<br />

Fly Tyer’s Row<br />

This year, we are delighted welcome back Fly Tyer’s Row with<br />

a range of highly skilled fly dressers, who will be at the fair<br />

throughout the weekend including Steve Moates, Joe Stitt, Dean<br />

Armstrong, Joe McDonald, Anthony McCann, Aodhan McKinley,<br />

Brendan Garland, Ryan Houston, Andrew Laverty, Stephen Brennan,<br />

Stuart Millan, Stuart Wylie, Jack Mc Laughlin, Arthur Greenwood,<br />

Trevor Norris, Trevor Greene and Jacob Griffin.<br />

Exhibition & Trade Stands<br />

Rodgers Fishing Tackle, Pocket Angler, Paul Gallagher Fine Art,<br />

Loop Tackle Design, The Great Outdoors, River Mourne Guides,<br />

Flight and Bite, Irish Ladies Flyfishing Association, Birchwood<br />

Fishery, Disabled Fly Fishing Ireland, Ulster <strong>Angling</strong> Federation,<br />

Rathmullen Charters, Stay Hooked, Chuck N Duck Fly Tying<br />

Materials, Deele & Dennett Anglers, NIE Water Management, The<br />

Loughs Agency and more.


Saturday 6th April • 11am~5pm<br />

Sunday 7th April • 10am~4pm<br />

Programme of Events<br />

Casting Demonstrations<br />

Watch skilled anglers demonstrate casting techniques,<br />

featuring both single and double-handed methods. Doublehanded<br />

demonstrations will be held on the river Mourne<br />

(adjacent to the pedestrian bridge), while single-handed<br />

demos will take place on the Felix McCrossan Pitch.<br />

Double Handed Demonstration<br />

River Mourne<br />

TIME<br />

10.30am - 11am<br />

11.30am - 12noon<br />

12.30pm - 1pm<br />

1.30pm - 2pm<br />

2.30pm - 3pm<br />

3pm - 3.30pm<br />

TIME<br />

11am - 11.30am<br />

12noon - 12.30pm<br />

1pm - 1.30pm<br />

2pm - 2.30pm<br />

2.30pm - 3pm<br />

DEMONSTRATOR<br />

Robert Gillespie & Michael O’Kane<br />

Scott MacKenzie<br />

Conor Arnold<br />

Andrew Toft<br />

Tom Brown<br />

Lucinda Ewin<br />

Single Handed Demonstration<br />

Melvin Pitches<br />

DEMONSTRATOR<br />

Andrew Toft<br />

Steve Peterson<br />

Stevie Munn<br />

Mark Patterson<br />

Robert Gillespie<br />

<strong>Angling</strong> for All<br />

Embark on an angling adventure that welcomes<br />

everyone, as the <strong>North</strong> <strong>West</strong> <strong>Angling</strong> <strong>Fair</strong> proudly<br />

presents the groundbreaking ‘<strong>Angling</strong> for All’<br />

programme which will be delivered by Foyle River-<br />

Catchment Outdoor Group (FROG CIC). Designed to<br />

champion inclusivity, this initiative focuses on engaging<br />

underrepresented groups within angling, offering<br />

a gateway to the vibrant world of fishing for youth,<br />

ladies, and disabled anglers. Our programme features<br />

specialised workshops crafted to resonate with diverse<br />

audiences. Expert coaches will be on hand, providing<br />

guidance and answering queries to ensure a welcoming<br />

and supportive environment. Discover the perfect angling<br />

experience tailored just for you!<br />

Arts & Crafts with Leona Devine<br />

Kids will have the chance to get creative with Leona,<br />

making their very own clay river creatures. Arts & Crafts<br />

will be available each day from 12.30pm ~ 4pm.<br />

Sunday 7th April<br />

Casting Clinics<br />

Daily casting clinics will be available, with our expert demonstrators<br />

hosting small group sessions. Advance booking is necessary, as<br />

there are limited numbers of participants per clinic. Keep an eye<br />

out on our website and Facebook page for confirmed times and<br />

booking information.<br />

Casting Clinics<br />

Melvin Pitches<br />

TIME DEMONSTRATOR DISCIPLINE<br />

11am - 1pm Tom Brown & Lucinda Ewin Double Handed<br />

11am - 1pm Steve Peterson & Stevie Munn Single Handed<br />

2pm - 4pm Michael O’Kane & Robert Gillespie Double Handed<br />

2pm - 4pm Connor Arnold & Mark Patterson Single Handed<br />

Casting Clinics with Ian Gamble &<br />

Pauline McClenaghan<br />

Book a 20-minute session (double-handed or single-handed<br />

rods) with Ian and Pauline on Saturday 6th or Sunday 7th April.<br />

Call 07874 999 236 to book. Beginners and improvers welcome.<br />

Talks<br />

TIME DEMONSTRATOR TALK<br />

1.30pm - 2.30pm Scott MacKenzie<br />

Experiences in <strong>Angling</strong><br />

& the new Graphene<br />

infused clothing range<br />

3pm - 4pm Ken Whelan<br />

Atlantic Salmon Trust ~<br />

Tracking salmon in the<br />

ocean<br />

Fly Tyer’s Row<br />

This year, we are delighted welcome back Fly Tyer’s Row with<br />

a range of highly skilled fly dressers, who will be at the fair<br />

throughout the weekend including Steve Moates, Joe Stitt, Dean<br />

Armstrong, Joe McDonald, Anthony McCann, Aodhan McKinley,<br />

Brendan Garland, Ryan Houston, Andrew Laverty, Stephen Brennan,<br />

Stuart Millan, Stuart Wylie, Jack Mc Laughlin, Arthur Greenwood,<br />

Trevor Norris, Trevor Greene and Jacob Griffin.<br />

Exhibition & Trade Stands<br />

Rodgers Fishing Tackle, Pocket Angler, Paul Gallagher Fine Art,<br />

Loop Tackle Design, The Great Outdoors, River Mourne Guides,<br />

Flight and Bite, Irish Ladies Flyfishing Association, Birchwood<br />

Fishery, Disabled Fly Fishing Ireland, Ulster <strong>Angling</strong> Federation,<br />

Rathmullen Charters, Stay Hooked, Chuck N Duck Fly Tying<br />

Materials, Deele & Dennett Anglers, NIE Water Management, The<br />

Loughs Agency and more.

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