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Andrew Laverty


My name is Andrew Laverty and I’m from a small village on the north coast of Antrim.


I was taught how to fly fish around the age of 10, then taught  myself how to tie flies!

My Granda got me a vice and some bits to tie a few trout flies and that’s where it all began.

I used YouTube a lot to help me with tying especially Davie McPhail and after a couple of months I took to it very well.


I grew up fishing lough Sheelin as a teenager and caught many trout on my dry flies. Wet flies too! I also fished the local burn which runs through my home village, Balnamore! It has a healthy stock of wild brown trout and the very odd salmon.


I then got interested in saltwater fly fishing for sea trout, which is great fun once you find them.


In the past few years I have focused most of my fishing on Atlantic salmon. My local river is the River Bush in Co. Antrim which I’ve learned a lot about over the past couple of seasons. I set a wee Facebook page up and have sent salmon and trout flies all over the world. As far as Canada, USA and Sweden!

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