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Ray McKeeman - Ireland


Ray is a full-time Professional Casting Instructor and Fishery Manager based at Straid Fishery, Co Antrim. He holds the  Advanced Single-Handed qualification with APGAI Ireland, as well as Level 3 Open College Network Game Angling Instructor Certificate.

Fishing his local Agivey River from the age of 10 ignited his love of fly fishing and motivates him to make it accessible to a new generation of young people. Throughout the year he instructs and demonstrates for local fishing clubs, fishing charities, DCAL Fisheries and Loughs Agency events helping young people,  and the not so young, to cast their first fly and catch their first trout!

This year two lucky people will also win a days boat fishing for rainbow trout at his fishery in Straid in our fund raising draw.