Andrew Ryan, Clonanav Fly Fishing gives us his thoughts on the river Suir:

The hawthorns have arrived.  Better late then never some sunshine has brought out a fall of hawthorne fly.  They usually arrive late April or early March, but due to cold north easterly winds they are much later this year.  We have had some good dry fly action over the past few days both on Iron Blues, Medium Olives and Hawthornes

Lets hope the weather picks up and we can get plenty of evening dry fly fishing

Over the last week I had the pleasure of Guiding some great clients- David Lambroughton and John Randolph. Both of these men are fly fishing legends.  John has been editor of Fly Fisherman Magazine – the worlds more read fly fishing magazine!  Some of his ground breaking stories have changed the course of modern fly fishing.  He is a great angler and a wealth of information.

Fine Trout from the Suir
Fine Trout from the Suir


David is one of the most accomplished fly fishing photographers on the planet – his calendar “Fly Fishing Dreams” is a hit all over the world and his iconic images are used by many top brands including Orvis, Rio, and lots more.

We had an amazing few days on the river Suir and tributaries. The fishing was good, but tough – the cold weather made dry fly fishing difficult as there were few hatches. However we did get some very nice fish using NZ style with a klinkhammer and PTN flashback.  We hooked and landed fish over 18 inches and lost one fish that was most definitely over 20 inches.

We were very fortunate to have a lot of sunshine – but temperatures were low.  David took some amazing images of the river – have a look below. More to follow on this story later….

River Suir
River Suir


Andrew Ryan

Clonanav Fly Fishing

Tel (052) 6136765