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Plenty of trout in Knockaderry ahead of Nadine Fund competition

February 27th, 2017 | by

David Tantrum from Waterford City & County Trout Anglers Association reports from Carrigavantry /Knockaderry lakes:

New fishing hut at Knockaderry

New fishing hut at Knockaderry

Both our lakes have received their spring stocking of rainbows and browns from two to five pounds weight. Whenever the conditions have suited (weather wise) boats have been catching and releasing as many as forty trout for the day.

Unfortunately conditions are now not so forgiving but this should ensure good fishing for the Nadaline Cancer Battle Fund competition on Knockaderry this Saturday. There are a few places still available – Ring Michael 0861073086 check our web site waterfordflyfishing.ie


Carrigavantry – This 30 acre reservoir is hidden in the hills behind Tramore.  The lake can be fished from the dam and road and the rest of the lake shore needs waders. The deepest part is the island at 10 feet.Prolific hatches of lake olives and damsels occur. Stocking is with both browns and rainbows. You could loose your catch here to a 20lb Pike!

Knockaderry – The deepest part of the lake is 24 feet at the dam tower, the average depth is 6ft and this results in good weed growth. Trout fatten fast in this fertile water on caddis, snails and stickle backs, while lake olives,buzzers sedges and damsels bring on prolific rises. This 80 acre reservoir is a traditional top of the water drift fishery.

New members are welcome and an active programme of fly tuition is pursued to encourage beginners and get our youth out into the countryside.

For Information about Wheelie Boat, day permits and membership – Click here for information

To place a booking…

David Tantrum,

Waterford City and County Trout Angling Association

Email: tantrumd@gmail.com

Web: waterfordflyfishing.ie

Phone: 051-384428 – Pat Smith (Treasurer) + Wheelie Boat Bookings

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