Ireland on the Fly
Ireland on the Fly
Book Club Ep #7: Sidney Spencer: Fisher of Wild Places

Book Club Ep #7: Sidney Spencer: Fisher of Wild Places

Sidney Spencer in 1935. Image from Dan O’Donovan’s Sidney Spencer: Fisher of Wild Places.

This week’s Ireland on the Fly is another book club episode with returning author, Dan O’Donovan, whom we spoke to previously about his book, The Salmon of the River Lee.

Dan has also written a very popular monograph on Sidney Spencer, who was a renowned angler and author on lough-fishing for salmon and sea-trout in the north-west of Ireland and the Western Isles of Scotland, and we speak to Dan about Sidney Spencer’s life and legacy and his love of fly fishing in Ireland.

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Ireland on the Fly Early Season Buzzer Tactics Masterclass

If you’re interested in learning more about early season buzzer tactics, then Ireland on the Fly's very first Masterclass webinar might just be for you.

International angler and Lough Corrib expert, Mike Keady, will be joining Daire & Tom at 8pm on Thursday March 14th for a one hour masterclass presentation on how to improve your catch rate with an emphasis on flies, tactics and set-up.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to put questions to Mike during the live webinar, plus you’ll also get access to the recording of the session and a copy of Mike’s notes.

Tickets cost just €10 and you must register and pay in advance by going to:

If you’ve any questions you can also send an email to or visit for all the details.