My Name is Peter Driver, I began fly fishing around the age of 10 and I was taught to tie flies from 13 years old. I am a qualified casting instructor with APAGI, and a full-time fly dresser. We specialize in competition nymph’s, Competition fly fishing and Irish Lough Style fly fishing. I have competed for Ireland many times in World and European Fly-Fishing Championships over the last 20 years and captained the team in 2006 and 2018 for the Europeans in Scotland and the World finals in Italy 2018. I have National and provincial river and lake titles, two Hanak European Grayling Team Gold and a Silver Medals and a top individual finish at the same competitions among other top three finishes at open European competitions. While I grew up on mountain streams in County Wicklow, I am currently based on the River Nore in Co Kilkenny in the mid lands of Ireland. Having a good understanding of modern fishing methods, you can have great fishing on this water through the season. Here I base myself and my small fly tying and fly-fishing business called Piscari-fly. However, I travel regularly across Europe throughout the year fishing for education and competitions to gain more knowledge in this ever-changing sport. I have a real passion in passing on and sharing this information through my fly tying and coaching. While modern nymphing techniques are my go-to method for catching fish, I also spend a lot of time working on all approaches in fly fishing, so I have a complete set of skills for any type of river or place.
During you coaching or guiding session we can cover what ever you need or want to improve on. For example, here is a guide for a day euro nymphing coaching and its content.
9.30 am Introduction Meet & Greet
10 am Introduction to set ups and equipment Rods, Reels, lines etc
10.30 am Leaders and tippet importance of leaders and how they affect tippet choice and impact on techniques
10.50 am Approaching the river and Beat Management where to start and understanding how to approach the river. Predominate versus protective locations of fish
11.30 am Techniques, casting and posture. Short line, long line, tight line and high sticking.
1 pm Lunch break
2 pm One to one session in the river making sure you have a full sense of everything and feel confident with all the techniques. We can also do some practice on Klink and Dink during this time to show the key components to effective dry dropper fishing.
5.30 pm Close and farewell
Full day Coaching &Guiding is 220 euros for one person, to book in more than one person the daily price will increase by 30 euros per person. This includes the use of equipment if needed or
to test some equipment to see what suits your ability. A light lunch will also be supplied on the day.
Half day Coaching & Guiding is 120 euros for one person, to book in more than one person the daily price will increase by 30 euros per person. This includes the use of equipment if needed or to test some equipment to see what suits your ability. Times for the half day can be confirmed upon booking.
To Book a day or half day contact us anytime and we will be glad to discuss with you the perfect experience. if there is anything at all you are looking for or have any questions, please feel free to ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Driver Owner of Piscari-Fly.