Russell M. Whiteman. A personal profile.
Russell Whiteman. Director RMW GuidedFlyFishing.

Born 1960. L'Derry, Northern Ireland. Fishing career began at nine years of age. First serious fly fishing trip to the midland lakes of Ireland - Lough Sheelin, May 1975.

In 1980 an invitation came from the local city council and local education authority to organize and run a series of fly tying and game angling instructional courses at various leisure centres.

During 1982 an encounter with World Casting Champion Peter Anderson took place. This was significant as it was also his first introduction to Tournament Casting. At this time Russell became assistant instructor to Peter Anderson's International School of Fishing and Casting working initially in Co. Donegal, N. West Ireland and then moving on to Scotland's River Spey.

From 1983 there has been some association with Bord Failte (Irish Tourist Board),now Failte Ireland. An example being a trip to Holland to promote Ireland's fishing to top tour operators from all over Europe.
This was a busy period for Russell running quite a number of instructional fishing schools throughout Ireland featuring many of Ireland's best known fisheries.

In 1987 working together with a collegue it was decided to set up the 'Professional Game Angling & Casting School of Ireland'. The main aim of the school was to promote the highest standards of proficiency and professionalism in fly casting and game angling instruction.

From the early nineties he spent a considerable amount of time guiding and instructing at Mount Falcon Castle's prolific salmon fisheries on the River Moy in Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland.

In the late nineties a successful partnership with Roxton Bailey Robinson Worldwide began.This involves the organization of fishing, accommodation and a fully guided service with instruction of a very high standard exclusively for Roxton's discerning clientele.

Russell Whiteman currently lives together with his wife Karin on the shore of Lough Corrib in Co. Galway, Ireland and also in Berlin, Germany.
 Interview with Russell M. Whiteman
 Into a monster! Yokanga river, Russia 2004.
'Yokanga' is probably the big fish river on Russia's Kola peninsular. The accompanying photo is of myself playing a fish of a lifetime which was finally lost at the net estimated weight in excess of 45 lbs!
 Kitemat river British Columbia. 'Chum' salmon over 20lbs.
Last year (2007) saw the international fly fishing adventure continue with a successful trip to the wilds of British Columbia in pursuit of big 'king' salmon and the other hard fighting pacific species of salmon.
 Brown Trout of unsurpassed quality.
A very large wild brown trout by any standards. This one came from Lough Corrib and weighed 14 lbs 4 ozs. I have yet to catch a bigger one!
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