Brian Russell Fly Fishing Ireland


Seems like I have been fishing my entire life, certainly since I acquired my first rod aged four when I lived in Lisburn, Co. Antrim.  While living in Lisburn I spent my time on the Upper Bann,Lagan and it's main tributary the Ravernet while the Sixmilewater and Maine would get a visit at the weekend.  I moved to County Armagh around 1999 and explored the nearby Cusher, Callan and Clanrye Rivers. In over forty years fishing I have fished virtually every river I can think of in Northern Ireland and quite a few in the South for salmon, trout, seatrout and dollaghan.  I am a certified RYA first aider and also a 1st4 Sport Angling Coach.

 

The last decade of my fishing life has seen me focus on the competition element of our sport where I have learnt many new and exciting methods and made many new friends.  In 2003 I entered my first international qualifier and gained my first cap in 2004 for the Irish Rivers Team.  Since then I have been on the Irish Rivers Team 10 times, captaining it three times and have qualified again for 2016.  I have  also represented Ireland at Lough Style in 2011 on Loch Harray in Orkney. I was also the Ireland International Rivers Team Manager in 2012 & 2013.

 

 I have been Ulster Rivers Champion an unprecedented four times ( 3 years in succession) and the  Irish National Rivers Champion 3 times .  On the stillwater front 2010 seen me win the Lough Melvin Open.

 CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL.      b.russell147@btinternet.com

TEL.          07716120441

Seems I have been fishing my entire life, certainly since I attained my first rod aged four.  I became the proud owner off my first flyrod aged 10 and have been flyfishing for the last 35 years and have fished virtually every river I can think of in Northern Ireland.

The last 10 years have seen me focus on the competition scene, entering my first international qualifier in 2003 and attaining my first cap for the Irish Rivers Team.  Since then I have been a member off the Irish Rivers Team 8 times, captaining it twice and last year I represented Ireland in the Loch Style Team on Loch Harray in Orkney.

I have won the Ulster Rivers Championship a record 4 times and have also won the Irish National Rivers Championship two years in succession.  On the stillwater front I won the Melvin Open in 2010

 

My experience to date has taught me many valuable lessons in my pursuit off trout and salmon, contact me and let me share them with you.  I will have a box off flies tied for your day out so that you can enjoy to the extreme what wonderful fishing I have to offer within 20 minutes off my home on the Rivers Bann, Cusher, Callan and Lagan.  I can also travel further afield ( no more than an hour from home) to avail off the renowned Lough Neagh or Foyle systems, both systems off which I have an intimate knowledge.