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Big hatches and big catches at Carrigavantry

April 28th, 2017 | by

David Tantrum reports that Carrigavantry and Knockaderry are well stocked and double figure catches are the norm for a days fishing.

Carrigavantry has a massive olive hatch but the trout seem to be selecting the buzzers. Knockaderry has a rise to small black buzzers and the trout are concentrating on them and immature corixae.

Pat Smith club treasure and member of The Irish International Disabled Anglers Team landing a 62 cms rainbow that took a Daiwlbach in a flat calm.

Pat Smith club treasure and member of The Irish International Disabled Anglers Team landing a 62 cms rainbow that took a Daiwlbach in a flat calm.

Plenty of boats available.  Evening rise starting, on warmer days.

Visitors are asked to play the the fish as quickly as possible and to release them following the guide lines on the IFI web site. Such splendid trout need respect to allow somebody else the privilege of catching wiser fish!

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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