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Mayfly update from Lough Sheelin and Lough Arrow

Mayfly update from Lough Sheelin and Lough Arrow

Stalking on Lough Arrow during the mayfly season

It’s time for our second and final mayfly update from around the country and this week we’re hearing how Lough Sheelin and Lough Arrow fared with Eamonn Ross and Jackie Mahon.  

Eamonn explains how the fishing was fantastic the first week the mayfly was up with some incredible fish being caught, but it’s been tougher since then.

Meanwhile on Arrow, Jackie describes it as patchy, and similar to many other places, if you were able to hit it at the right time, the fishing could be top drawer, but outside of the windows it was proving to be much harder.

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A Salmon Masterclass with Paddy McDonnell

Paddy McDonnell is perhaps Ireland's most well-known salmon guide and instructor.  Born near the famed River Moy, Paddy had already caught thousands of salmon by his 20s and has dedicated his life to helping others catch salmon on the rivers and lakes on the west coast of Ireland.

For this Masterclass, Paddy McDonnell will be sitting down with Ireland on the Fly presenters, Tom Doc Sullivan and Daire Whelan, with tips and advice to catch more salmon this season.

With a focus on summer salmon and dealing with difficult conditions, Paddy will explain how to approach a pool, salmon lies and how to read the water, and the importance of creating 'the vulnerable prey image' in the water.

Plus, for the second half of the webinar, Paddy will be answering audience questions directly so this is a unique opportunity to have your salmon questions answered by one of the greats of Irish salmon angling.

Tickets cost €10 and you can register and pay by going to:

** 50% Loyalty Discount **

As a loyalty bonus to those who have attended our two previous Masterclasses, we’re also pleased to offer a 50% discount for this Salmon Masterclass webinar.

If you already paid for our two previous Masterclasses and sign up for this one, then the €5 discount will be refunded to your account after you register and pay for this third webinar.

Just to say thank you for your loyal support of our Masterclass Series!


Who is giving the Masterclass?

Paddy McDonnell, one of Ireland’s most experienced and most respected salmon anglers, guides and instructors.

How do I access the webinar?

Once you register, you will receive an email with your unique link to log-in to access the webinar.

When is it on?

8-9pm on Thursday, June 20th.

If I can’t make it, can I still view a recording of the Masterclass afterwards?

Yes, all paid attendees will get sent a link to access and view the recording of the webinar afterwards.

Register and pay for your access to A Salmon Masterclass with Paddy McDonnell at:

Stay tuned for our masterclasses throughout 2024, covering salmon, rivers, loughs, streamers, lures, dries – everything to make you a better salmon or trout fly angler, helping you to catch more this year and learn from the best.

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