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Knockaderry trout feeding in the shallows

March 27th, 2017 | by

David Tantrum reports that the trout in Knockaderry are not now taking lures so readily and can be found in the shallow shore lines amongst the weeds feeding on corixidae (Water Boatmen) and water louse.

trout food

Bugs from the shallows – trout love these!

The lake has been lightly fished and is now responding to slowly fished nymphs with hatches of lake olives and and the duck fly to come. There is plenty of room in 90 acres and boats for hire.

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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