Even More Events Added! August & September 2011

Game Angling Instructors Association

Following on from my previous post regarding my attendance at the North Wales Country Fair, I’m also happy to add the below shows to my Events Calendar.

Herefordshire Country Fair – Sunday 7th August 2011

I will be joining the Game Angling Instructors’ Association at this year’s Herefordshire Country Fair, where we will again be providing single and double-handed fly casting tuition for both adults and juniors.

Whether you’re brand new to fly fishing or have been fishing for a number of years, we’ll be excited to show you the ropes or give you a few pointers in regards to a few new casts. Learn from the pros!

While you’re at the fair, you might also be interested in checking out the other great activities taking place. From show jumping, dog trials, falconry, motorcycle stunts, and much more!

Further Information

For full information on this year’s Herefordshire Country Fair (including ticket prices, opening times, etc.) please visit www.herefordshirecountryfair.co.uk.

North Wales Country Fair – August 13th & 14th 2011

A full description of this event can be seen by visiting my previous news item for the North Wales Country Fair at Bala, however, I’m looking forward to demonstrating and discussing the tying of ‘micro’ flies (specifically micro baetis and midge in both the emerger and adult stages) in sub #20 sizes for use on the rivers of Wales and beyond. I’ll also be discussing the techniques and tackle needed to fish them effectively.

A number of my GAIA colleagues will also be present throughout the entirety of the weekend, and will be providing fly casting tuition and demonstrations for both juniors and adults. Whether you’d like to try and iron out any annoying casting niggles, or are totally brand-new to fly fishing, the guys will be excited to help you along.

I’ll be hunched over a vice all weekend, so if you’re attending the Fair, feel free to drop by for a chat!

Further Information

For full information on this year’s North Wales Country Fair (including ticket prices, opening times, etc.) please visit www.countryfairnorthwales.co.uk.

The Big Skill at Penpont, Brecon – September 3rd & 4th 2011

In conjunction with the Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association, I will be running a number of fishing orientated activities once again at this year’s Big Skill event, and which takes place at the wonderful Penpont Estate, nr Brecon, on September 3rd & 4th 2011.

We’ll be offering the ‘Full Picture of Fly Fishing’ by showing you the insects direct from the river, how anglers imitate these invertebrates via fly dressing, and you can even have a try at fly tying yourselves! We will also be offering professional fly casting lessons and, of course, there’ll be a chance for the youngsters to try out a little fly fishing on the wonderful River Usk!

This fantastic weekend event isn’t just about fishing; there will be a wide range of activities and outdoor skills workshops taking place for people of all ages to try. From basket weaving to wood turning, to stained glass, fishing, bushcraft and survival skills. There’ll be something for everyone!

Further Information

For full information on this year’s Big Skill (including ticket prices, opening times, etc.) please visit www.thebigskill.com.

Planning to attend any of these events?

Why not drop by and say hello, tie a fly or have a go at casting a fly rod? It’ll be great to see you!

A few images from last years events:

North Wales Country Fair 2010 – GAIA Instructors hard at work at the casting pool…
North Wales Country Fair 2010 - GAIA Instructors hard at work at the casting pool...

The Big Skill Weekend 2010 – The wonderful River Usk…
The Big Skill Weekend 2010 - The wonderful River Usk

About Gareth Lewis

Hailing from the base of the beautiful and picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales, Gareth Lewis is a qualified Professional Game Angling Instructor specialising in small stream and river fly fishing techniques for both wild trout and grayling, and provides guided fishing trips, fly casting tuition, and high quality fly tying services. Read More >>

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