There are reports of a few fish coming off the Suir now. We had two fish off our beats on Monday. Both were about between 6 and 7 pounds but there are some better fish on the river. There is good water here, but the the sunshine is still quite bright. You can can check the conditions here yourself via the new webcam at Clonmel which can be viewed here:

Introduction to fly fishing at Newcastle

Philip and Ann Maher along with GAIAC instructors and ACI coaches Bob Seward, Der Casey and Brian Mohally and IFI staff members Michael Byron and Myles Kelly gave an introduction to fishing to the youths of Newcastle on Sunday morning 27th May. The session was started with demonstration of safe angling practice and the importance of wearing a life jacket while on the banks or wading and of being accompanied by a parent or guardian was emphasised to the young audience.

The safety briefing was followed by a couple of hours of casting practice at which the new anglers showed real promise with all present well able to cast a fly by the end of the session.

All those present are reminded that to fish the river at Newcastle they must have sunglasses, a hat and a life jacket on and that under 16′s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please remember to always ring Philip in advance of fishing.

Newcastle introduction to fly fishing
Newcastle introduction to fly fishing

Philip Maher
Touraneena, Ballinamult, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary, Ireland
Tel: + 353 (0)58 47524 Mob: + 353 (0)87 8399345
Web: Email: [email protected]