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Old 18th August 2010, 10:58
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Default Mark Patterson

Qualifications;
  • Advanced Professional Game Angling instructors Certificate
  • Game Angling Instructors Certificate
  • L20 City and Guilds Teaching Certificate
  • National Angling Guides Certificate
  • Child Protection Certificate
  • Level 2 Power Boat Handling
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Fully vetted
  • Fully insured

Member of the following Professional Bodies ;
  • Game Angling Instructors Association
  • Professional Angling Guides and Instructors Network
  • Salmon and Trout Association
  • Wild Trout Trust
Mark has been recently appointed as a Professional Loop Tackle Guide and Instructor

Mark has fished throughout Ireland for trout and salmon for over 30 years. He has also fished extensively in England, Scotland and Wales as well as further a field including Florida, Montana, France and Poland. He now works as an angling consultant, instructor and guide. He is the Game Angling Instructors Association (GAIA ) representative in Northern Ireland and as such runs and organises continued personal development days and assessments for current and prospective members. He is also a qualified mentor and assessor for prospective GAIA and APGAI instructors. He also advises various angling bodies, including Bann System Ltd., Causeway Coast and Glens Tourism, and The Department of Culture Arts and Leisure ( DCAL ), and runs and organises projects for them. This includes; a mini salmon hatchery in the classroom in over 30 primary schools over the last three years; Bann guides project where he recruited and trained angling guides to work on the Lower Bann; set up a Bann Start Fly Fishing School to introduce children to angling; and produced a quality angling guide for Causeway Coast and Glens Tourism. He also works at Angling Fairs and Game Fairs as a consultant and instructor in fly fishing as well as guiding visiting anglers. He specialises in fishing for wild brown trout in the Loughs and rivers of Ireland but also fly fishes for salmon, sea trout, pike, mullet and bass and can arrange guiding for all these species.
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