Eoin is a fully qualified casting member of the Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors (A.A.P.G.A.I). Whilst working as a ghillie on the River Tweed, Eoin became one of the youngest ever instructors to qualify in both the A.A.P.G.A.I trout and salmon disciplines and has been professionally teaching fly casting and fly fishing for over twenty five years.
In 2000 Eoin set up an angling development program called 'Tweedstart' to encourage more children to take up fishing. In 2005 he was appointed Scotland's first Angling Development Officer and has since taught over 8000 children all aspects of fly fishing including entomology, habitat & conservation as well as fly casting and fishing techniques. Inspired by teaching many youngsters to fish, Eoin has written two children's educational fly fishing books called My First Trout and My First Salmon. In recognition of his work with youth development within the sport, in 2011 Eoin was awarded the Arthur Oglesby Award for services to fly fishing.
He has travelled around the world demonstrating spey casting and conducting fly fishing seminars as well as working as a consultant for tackle companies and government agencies. He is also is a regular features writer and photographer for the UK's leading angling publication,Trout & Salmon Magazine, and has contributed to angling publications in Europe and South America. As a keen angling photographer, his images have been profiled by both Global Fly Fisher and Flymage as well as featured in magazines and product catalogues within the fly fishing world. In 2006 Eoin was a member of the Scottish fly casting team that won the Emerald World Speycasting Championships.
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