Fish the best waters at the best times with the best guides!


World class team of Guides


All our guides are Irish and offer superb service

World Class Guiding

At Clonanav you will get the highest level of guiding. Our guides are very experienced and have intimate knowledge of the rivers and techniques that fish best on them.  Clonanav Fly Fishing is owned and operated by Andrew Ryan. Andrew has been guiding the river Suir and tributaries since his teens. His passion for fishing and guiding ultimately led him to setting up his own guiding operation and fly fishing shop in the Nire Valley, Co Waterford where he was raised.   For over ten years, Andrew has honed some of the best fly fishing programmes available in Ireland.  He offers some of the best river brown trout fishing available in the country.


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Equipment Supplied

No gear? No problem!  We can kit you out for your day.

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Brown Trout Fishing

Rivers teeming with Native Brown Trout

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Private Fishing

Miles of private fishing on 3 different rivers.

The Best river fishing in Ireland

We are now recognised as the premier destination for stream fishing in Ireland offering unparalleled levels of service and quality of fishing. Why not book your next fly fishing trip with us. We can help you with all of the details from lodging, car hire to some of the best guided fishing available in Ireland!

This part of Ireland offers the best water in the country to fly fish, spending your time  dedicated to fishing the Rivers Suir and Nire.  These rivers are completely different from each other, and will give guests a wide assortment of angling environments to fish during the course of your trip.  

Miles of Fishing


What a place! The Suir and Nire are incredible rivers. Beautiful private water incredibly knowledgable guides all set in stunning countryside. Make no mistake this is a world class fishery.

Jim Curry - Instructor & Guideline Pro

Our Gallery

Want to see more of our stunning rivers. Click below to see some of the beautiful scenes on our streams.

Guiding Rates 2020

  Miles of Private fishing on the River Suir

  Excellent experienced guides

  No gear? No problem!  Price includes gear hire

  Price Includes Lunch

  Full Day from 9.30 am to 5 pm

  Half Day Morning – 9.30am – 1 pm – Afternoon 1.30pm – 5pm

  Permits for Suir includes. Blackwater is extra

  State Licence not Included

Guided Packages 2020

Our Guided packages include guiding, lunch, fishing permit and equipment. The following packages are based on 2 anglers per guide. For 1 angler the same price below applies, instead of a full day guiding it includes a half day. Prices are per person.  

Excellent experienced guides

  No gear? No problem!  Price includes gear hire

  Price Includes Lunch

  Full Day from 9.30 am to 5 pm

  All Permits Included

Fly Fishing in Ireland

The Emerald Isle is such a great destination for a fly-fishing trip in that it offers both a varied and diversified fishery, and an excellent cultural experience that is really hard to beat.  Ireland is a truly epic fly fishing destination, and the angling options and environments are ideal for all levels of fly -fishing experience. 

Meet The Team

At Clonanav we strive to give you the best fishing available in Ireland. We guide for both brown trout and salmon fishing on some of the best waters available in the country.  Our guiding team are highly experienced and knowledgeable offering some of the best and most professional guiding experiences available in Ireland

Andrew Ryan

Head Guide/OWner

Andrew Ryan is one of Ireland’s best know fly fishing instructors and guides. Owner of Clonanav Fly Fishing School and Shop he has been guiding for over 20 years on the river Suir and tributaries.  He first qualified as a REFFIS Instructor in 1993 at the age of only 18; one of the youngest instructors to ever be awarded the qualification.  In 2001 he passed the much coveted APGAI UK exam at the age of only 26.  In 2005 Andrew passed the FFF masters exam in NJ in the USA and managed to complete the “double whammy” passing both the certified and masters exam in one weekend.

Kevin Shone

Senior Guide

Kevin has been working as part of the Clonanav team for the past few years.  He is an excellent guide with intimate knowledge of all the rivers and streams we fish.  He has been fishing this area since he was a young age and has a wealth of knowledge on the techniques and flies used on our waters.   An avid fly tier some of his patterns are now being used by us in our store.

He has been guiding at Clonanav for several years and has vast experience of catching trophy trout in our area, With his relaxed demeanour a day on the river with Kevin is always fun!

Con Sheehan

Senior Guide

Con is a lifelong angler on the Suir, his passion is  two handed fishing for atlantic salmon. He is also an accomplished trout angler with vast knowledge and experience on the rivers in this area ensures that he will always know where the fish are no matter what the conditions!   Con has a long history of fishing the Suir and its many tributaries for a lifetime.  An excellent fly dresser he ties some amazing and deadly patters for salmon on the Suir.  A day on the river with Con is a learning experience even for seasoned anglers!

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Opening Hours


9AM – 5PM








Nire Valley, Ballymacarbry,

Clonmel, Co Waterford – IRELAND

E91 XY44