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Beautiful day, tricky trout for Dick Doyle competition

September 27th, 2017 | by

David Tantrum reports that Waterford Flyfishing Club’s Dick Doyle competition was fished in perfect tourist weather conditions and the trout responded by rising all day. The 14 competitors were delighted with the large head of trout that that had their adrenaline flowing. Catching them in the gin clear water was another matter.

Prize winners at the Dick Doyle

Prize winners at the Dick Doyle

A total of 24 trout were caught and released. Steven O’Reilly had 5 fish to take the trophy and Greys Rod sponsored  by John O’Brian Fishing Tackle Waterford.

Steven O'Reilly competition winner

Steven O’Reilly (left) competition winner

Largest rainbow went to Mark Rogan at 55cms.

Largest brown was caught by Michael Corbett.

Over all it was a very credible  performance as the educated fish were not responding to the usual tactics.

Both lakes will be stocked in October for the winter fishing


Pat Smith treasurer presents prize for largest brown trout to Michael Corbett (left)

Waterford Flyfishing club

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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