John Flynn, IFI Clonmel reports on salmon and trout fishing on the River Nore.

Finally salmon have arrived in large numbers in the Nore system.  Salmon anglers on the Nore have been enjoying some spectacular fishing in the last ten days with many reporting salmon caught in the 15 to 20 lb. range and a couple in excess of 20lb  The fishing is excellent throughout the system as a result of the heavy rain that has fallen which led to a massive rise in water levels which then dropped to a more fishable level with regular showers keeping a fresh in the river.  Salmon anglers upstream of Kilkenny have reported catches of salmon weighing up to 16 lb.  Up to yesterday Sunday 1st July no grisle were recorded but today Monday six grilse have been reportedly caught in the Thomastown club waters.

Anglers are hoping that the current weather conditions prevail so that fish will spread throughout the system.

Trout angling River Nore.

This has also improved with trout anglers in the Thomastown area reporting good quality catches of brown trout in the evening time especially. Permits are required and they can be purchased in Simon Treacy’s Hardware in the town.