Stephen Moates (Loughs Agency)
My name is Stephen Moates. I am a keen fly fisher for salmon and trout from County Down in Northern Ireland.
I am a qualified Guide and Casting instructor (NAGC, GAIC,).
I also am an avid fly tyer and I very much enjoy catching my fish on my own creations.
I specialise in Irish Salmon Shrimp patterns.
I have demonstrated my fly-tying at many of the Loughs Agency Angling Fairs and promotional events throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland and Holland.
This is my 5th visit to the BFFI .
I have fly-fished and guided anglers for many years across Ireland and now work full time as a fishery protection officer for Loughs Agency.
I enjoy travelling to shows and meeting people with an interest in tying and sharing tips on various patterns.
The BFFI show is my favourite with visitors showing a keen interest in Irish Patterns including my flies.
I still fish the magnificent River Mourne and Finn catchments are this year we are having great runs of Salmon and this is providing fishing is great for locals and visitors alike.
Call and visit me at ‘The Loughs Agency Stand’ for a chat about our rivers and lakes and have a look @ my fly-tying display.