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A frenzy of fishing as the trout are hungry in Waterford

December 15th, 2016 | by

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

Knockaderry and Carrigavantry are fishing very well given the right weather conditions. The fish are now hungry as the weeds die down and food becomes scarce. In the calm weather during the last cold spell big rises occurred on and off all day to small black midges. Eddie Duggan reported that his boat caught 12 trout after 4 pm and it was dark when he finished. Black lures fished slowly through the rises brought results. Another boat on Knockaderry found it hard going until they found the fish and a DI 3 line to hold the right depth. They then proceeded to catch 14 rainbows and a large brown estimated at four pounds. Its fat profile suggests that it had been stuffing itself with stickle backs. Both lakes are open and carry a large stock of fish.

Seanin MacNia from Derry with a winter rainbow, one of six that he released on Knockaderry.

Seanin MacNia from Derry with a winter rainbow, one of six that he released on Knockaderry.

On behalf of the club we would like to the staff of Inland Fisheries for all the help and encouragement you have given us and all the fisherman who have read the reports and have been encouraged to fish our lakes.


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’Here For Information

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David Tantrum,

Waterford City and County Trout Angling Association

Email: tantrumd@gmail.com

Web: http://waterfordflyfishing.com/index.html

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

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