Ardaire Springs Angling Centre (Owner)
Ned is a native of Arderra, Mooncoin who spent most of his youth hunting and fishing in local small rivers and lakes for brown trout and pike. Ned began fly fishing in his mid teens and has not stopped since (not that he wants to!).
Having spent over 20 years in dairy and potato farming, he decided it was time for change, and wanted to try something different. The idea for a trout fishery was on his mind for some time but when you are milking cows every acre is for grass and not for crazy projects like building a lake for trout fishing.
After lots of research (days off fishing) the idea for his new venture was developed and so began Ardaire Springs Angling Centre. The Centre opened its gates for the first time in March 2011. At first it was just a fishing venue but the facility soon developed into having an onsite tackle shop which is now a large part of the business.
Ardaire Springs is well known throughout the country for its large stock of double figure fish with hard fighting rainbow and brown trout ranging from 2lbs to 20lbs testament to this is the large number of customers we get traveling from all over ther country to do battle with these fish .
Ned also host trips to British Columbia every year to fish for pacific salmon and steelhead.
I have been preparing for a number of years to host an Angling Show. I firmly believe that Ardaire Springs is the perfect venue, it offers an abundance of space and opportunity for demonstrations and competitions. I would also like to extend a large thank you to a loyal group of friends who have worked tirelessly with me in ensuring the Show will be a major success.