Courses by Glenda Powell in Ireland & Scotland for 2019

Bookings are coming in for next season for the fishery and I would like to take this opportunity to announce the dates for the courses on the Blackwater and the Tay for the coming season. I am delighted to be teaching these courses again this year and they have been very successful in previous years and also make great birthday and C…….s(?) presents (I will not mention the word in early November!).

Glenda Powell Guiding Courses in 2019 are as follows:

River Blackwater In Cork Ireland

February 1st is Opening Day on the Blackwater and we would like to welcome you to the start of the new season with a breakfast roll and a fun casting/gear clinic.  Spaces are limited to 14 people and the cost is €15. Booking is essential please.

February 2nd I will be running a workshop on Casting and fishing sinking/skagit lines and heavy flies at Kilmurry.  The cost is €150 per person including lunch and fishing.  Maximum 6 participants.

March 2nd Double Hand/Spey Casting for improvers including lunch and fishing.  The cost is €150 per person. Maximum 6 participants.

March 9th Double Hand/Spey Casting for beginners including lunch and fishing. The cost is €150 per person.  Maximum 6 participants.

June 15th Single Handed Spey/Skagit casting, hitching flies and low water techniques.  The cost is €150 per person. Including lunch and fishing. Maximum 6 participants.



Salmon Fishing Courses on the River Tay in Scotland 2019

Last year saw the first of my Scottish Salmon Fishing Courses since I lived there in the mid 90’s. Next season we have two more courses to offer. A mixed course of ladies and gentlemen and the second is a ladies only course.

Each course has a maximum of six people and will be based on learning and improving your salmon fishing skills. These courses are for beginners and improvers and will concentrate on all topics regarding salmon fishing with the fly including double handed rods and single handed.
Topics include: Safety around water, safe wading and correct use of life jackets and wading sticks. All the necessary casts including, Roll, Spey, Skagit, Scandi, and Switch lines. Sinking line work included. Choice of flies and leader material. Knot tying. The life cycle of the salmon. Water craft and salmon fishing techniques for low and high water. And most of all we are going to have fun.

This is a four night residential course, with three days salmon fishing and teaching by myself on the famous Kercock beat on the River Tay assisted by the Head Gillie Gary Harkin. We will be staying at the Tayside Hotel in Stanley and all meals including lunch is included in the price.

The cost of these courses is £900.

The date of the first course which is the mixed male/female course is: Arrive at the Tayside Hotel Monday 1st July, fish/learn on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and depart on 5th July.

The ladies only course arrive to the Tayside Hotel on Sunday 7th July, fish/learn on the 8th, 9th, 10th and depart on Thursday 11th July.

Also please note that the Scottish Game Fair at Scone palace will be on the 5th, 6th and 7th July which I will be demonstrating at.

Please contact me if you wish to book on one of these courses:

Sláinte an bhradáin (Health of the Salmon Upon You)

00353 (0)87 – 2351 260

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