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Sean McLaughlin and the reasons to be optimistic if you’re a salmon angler

Sean McLaughlin and the reasons to be optimistic if you’re a salmon angler

Sean McLaughlin with a salmon from the Aelva river in Norway.

The 2024 salmon season is well under way and we're waiting for the grilse run, but having spoken to anglers around the country it appears that numbers are still down and following a similar path to 2023.

However, if you’ve been despondent and down in the dumps about the salmon, fear not, for this week’s guest, Sean McLaughlin, who is a salmon angler based outside Derry and a Loop Tackle ambassador, is here to put some positivity and hope back into the season.

He gives us reasons why we should remain optimistic and eternally hopeful and always enjoy our salmon fishing, no matter what.

‘Never stop in search of happiness,’ as Sean tells us.  

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A Salmon Masterclass with Paddy McDonnell

Are you passionate about fly fishing but struggling to catch more salmon? With declining numbers, having the right tactics and understanding how and where to catch salmon is more important than ever before. 

On Thursday 20th June, one of Ireland's most renowned salmon anglers, Paddy McDonnell, gave a live webinar with insights and advice as to how to increase your catch rates on the water. 

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 sat down with Ireland on the Fly presenters, Tom Doc Sullivan and Daire Whelan, with tips and advice to catch more salmon this season.

** This webinar is now available to you to access and watch back at any time, plus you will also receive a copy of Paddy’s notes.**

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.

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.

For more information email us on

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