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World-Class Demonstrations and More at North West Angling Fair Next Weekend

27th March 2023
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The North West Angling Fair will host to some of the world’s finest fly casters at this year’s event, taking place at the Melvin Sport Complex in Strabane, Co Tyrone on the weekend of 1-2 April with free admission.

Names such as Mark Patterson, Scott MacKenzie and Pauline McClenaghan will be present to offer their expert tips and advice for angling enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Free demonstrations will be taking place both in the River Mourne and on the Felix McCrossan sports field.

The event promises to be a fantastic occasion for anglers and fishing enthusiasts from across Northern Ireland and beyond.

They will have the opportunity to watch the best international fly-fishing tackle producers, fly-tying brands, fishing outfitters, professional casting demonstrations and expert fly fishing tuition.

Free fly-tying lessons with instruction tailored to the specific needs of from beginner through to advanced will also be offered.

Timees and locations for the fly-casting demonstrations can be found below. For more about what to expect at the show, see the Derry City & Strabane District Council website HERE.

North West Angling Fair 2023 Fly Casting Programme, Saturday 1 April

North West Angling Fair 2023 Fly Casting Programme, Sunday 2 April Team

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