Welcome everyone to the Irish International Fly Fair (IIFF) to be held on 1st and 2nd July 2017.
Our Fair remains as Ireland’s first and only “not for profit” Fly Fishing Fair.
This year we are continuing to concentrate our venue for the fair in the entrance hall and “Bawn” of the stunning Killyleagh Castle and are hope to again increase the variety of merchandise on offer with additional exhibitors and trade stands.
This unique setting continues to place our Fair in a league of
Whilst the IIFF is mainly about fly fishing and the art of tying and dressing flies, it takes in all aspects of the environment. The Trust’s continued overall aim is to conserve and promote the natural stocks of sea trout in Strangford Lough through the improvement of the ecology and natural spawning beds in the Dibney River. However the Dibney River is only one of the rivers that flow into Strangford Lough and for us to succeed we need to promote the debate on wider conservation issues - for example what would be the impact on our native sea trout population of artificial hatcheries in or around Strangford Lough? And to what extent is our natural sea trout population taken into account when considering salmon farms around the coast of Ireland? Come to the Fair and participate in the arguments – and hear about our progress to date [1st phase completed 2014] and what is planned in moving forward with our proposed river works in 2017.
We continue to offer under 15’s free admittance to the venue as we still believe it is important to educate the next generation, for everyone else we ask for a nominal donation. There will be bug tanks, free fly tying instruction and free casting instruction which will include all aspects of safety.
All our instructors are all child protection registered sports instructors with AAPGAI and/or APGAI Ireland.
With a warm village welcome, great hospitality where else would you get it?
The “craic” never stops.
For more information please visit our facebook pages Dibney River Conservation Trust and Irish International Fly Fair
More and updated info will appear on this site as plans for 2017 progress.
Dibney River Conservation Trust
and enjoy all that is on offer