About Glenda


Glenda Powell is regarded as one of the world’s leading fly casting instructors and has been teaching fly casting and fishing for 23 years.

Glenda began fishing at the age of nine on her local River Inler in Comber, Northern Ireland. She left home at 18 years old and moved to Scotland telling her parents that she was going to fish and teach fishing for the rest of her life.

Glenda first qualified as a fly casting instructor in Scotland when she was only 19. She fished in the Scottish Ladies International Flyfishing team, and went on to manage the Irish Ladies team.

Glenda became a World Champion in 2006 when she won the Overhead Salmon Distance Casting Competition for women at Carton House. 

An avid fisher, Glenda is a natural teacher with a gentle approach to helping people through some of the more difficult steps on the way to becoming a proficient caster.

She is one of the highest qualified female salmon fly casting instructors in the world having achieved the APGAI-Ireland both Double (salmon) and Single handed certifications to the highest levels.

She is currently Chairperson of this association and is one of the lead examiners for new instructors.

To book Glenda for fly fishing tuition or guided days, click here