Carton House fishery report 27/09/12

by Rob Love

The Rye Water

While I had wished for a little more water on the Rye in my last report I wasn’t expecting the torrential rain experienced over the last couple of days.  The Rye as a result has been running at flood level however there are signs this morning of the river starting to drop again.

With dropping water levels and a bit of colour in the water fishing prospects for the last weekend of the season are excellent.

Usual nymphs should work well with a Hares Ear or Pheasant Tail (size 14 – 16) being my own favourites.

The Front (main) lake

Fishing on the front lake with the current conditions in mind would be best described as tricky.  Water clarity has suffered from the recent monsoons with the water now more akin to Oxtail soup.  However there is the possibility that with flood levels now receding good fishing over the latter stages of the weekend could be quite possible.

The Sheet Water

The Sheet Water has been fishing very well over the last few weeks with both Browns and Rainbows responding well to a large variety of flies on floating lines.  The water has cooled somewhat since the summer months and the Rainbows in particular are feeding hard.

Goldheads, lures, blobs and boobies all appear to be equally successful.

Denis Murphy with a fine Cock Rainbow caught with a Streamer on the Sheet Water.

The rates for fishing on the estate have been reduced to half price until the end of the season.  A 6 hour session which entitles the angler to fish all the above mentioned waters now costs €25.

Fishing is by fly only on the Rye Water and all fish must be returned.  Spinning is allowed on the Sheet Water.

If you have any queries about fishing on the estate please contact Guest Relations on 01.5052000 for further information.