Glenda Powell is regarded as one of the world’s leading fly casting instructors and has been teaching fly casting and fishing for 28 years. Glenda began fishing at the age of 9 on her local River Inler in Comber, Co Down, Northern Ireland.
She left home at 18 years old and moved to Scotland telling her parents that she was going to fish and to 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 National Fly Fishing 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 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.
Glenda has a fishery in Ireland on the River Blackwater and travels the world hosting trips and running courses. Some of the countries she travels to are Patagonia, Greenland, Scotland and Norway and she is invited to demonstrate fly casting techniques at many shows worldwide each year.
Glenda is happy to announce her new position as Brand Ambassador with Cadence UK and has been involved in field testing the new range of fly fishing rods, due out this winter. Watch this space for further updates regarding this new equipment.