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Unsettled Weather Makes for Tough Trout Fishing for Fly Anglers on the River Boyne and it’s Tributaries

May 31st, 2015 | by

The weather conditions have been tough for trout fishing on the Boyne and its tributaries over the last two weeks. Water levels have been unseasonable high and the temperatures required to stimulate consistent hatches of fly have been for the most part absent. The rain and strong winds have also made it fishing difficult particularly for those wishing to practice the art of dry fly fishing. However, despite the challenging conditions the River Boyne and its tributaries have been producing some reasonable trout fishing for anglers from France.

The secret of success for these anglers has been their ability to adapt and vary their fishing techniques, as required. For some anglers, dry fly only meant fewer fish but the satisfaction of tempting a trout to a dry fly in very challenging conditions was worth it for these specialists. Overall, tungsten and goldhead nymphs and streamers produced many of the fish. Conditions were starting to improve in recent days but it now looks like more rain and cooler temperatures over the bank holiday weekend and following few days will upset the apple cart again.

A Visiting Trys His Luck on the River Boyne

A Visiting Fly-fisherman Tries His Luck on the River Boyne

A Wild Brown Trout from the Boyne at Navan

A Wild Brown Trout from the Boyne at Navan

Fly Fishing in a Beautiful Setting in the Boyne Valley

Fly Fishing in a Beautiful Setting in the Boyne Valley

A Beautifully Marked Wild Brown Trout

A Beautifully Marked Wild Brown Trout

Eric Lemoine from France Tries His Luck on the Stoneyford River Recently

Anglers from France Try Their Luck on the Stoneyford River Recently

Despite the Tough Conditions Some Nice Wild Brown Trout Have been Caught

Despite the Tough Conditions Some Nice Wild Brown Trout Have been Caught

The Boyne at Navan Has Produced Fish and Conditions Had Improved in the Last Week

The Boyne at Navan Has Produced Some Reasonable Trout Fishing Recently and Conditions Had Improved in the Last Week


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