GAIA - Game Angling Instructors Association

The Irish Fly Fair - Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
16th & 17th November 2024


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The Game Instructors association was created in 1967 and was originally called the APGAI or the association of game angling instructors. It was around 1997 that the organisation changed its name to the Game angling instructor’s association and is now know as GAIA.

GAIA's four key aims are:

  • To establish and maintain a high standard of technical and practical knowledge and skills for game angling instruction/coaching.
  • To administer and manage GAIA's awards and to support high standards of technical competence in such other awards and certification for game angling coaches/instructors that may at any time involve the Association.
  • To promote GAIA and the professional integrity of its Members.
  • To establish GAIA as a recognised professional organisation for game angling both nationally and internationally.

Our Instructors can tutor all ranges of abilites individual complete novices through to lifelong fly fishers that want to change their style of casting, eradicate a casting fault or learn a new technique. GAIA Instructors are also used in schools, ladies groups, the Armed Forces such as Help for Heroes and lots of other organisations. We work closely with the Angling Trust as their preferred supplier of fly casting tuition.

For more information Visit the GAIA website

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