The Boyne has been fishing well of late and there have been lots of trout anglers out trying their luck. Water levels are continuing to drop and clear. The mayfly hatch is still anticipated on the Boyne as to date they have been sparse and sporadic. If the weather improves there is sure to be a great hatch and many anglers are getting well prepared to make sure that they can get some great fishing as soon as the hatch comes. despite the sparse mayfly hatches to date (its still early) Colm Lynch has had a few outings recently. Colm has had a number of trout to 1lb and slightly over on the klinkhammer. The very cold evenings have not helped things either but there have been some nice olive hatches in the afternoon that have produced some nice fishing. The hawthorn fly is still around and this special fly can produce great fishing when blown over the water.
Anglers should also note for their diaries that Navan and District Anglers Association will be hosting a fly fishing information and casting demonstration day at the Ardboyne Hotel in Navan on 20th May 2012. Following an introductory talk by Angling Author, Master Fly Caster and APGAI Instructor Peter O’Reilly a number of demonstrations will be given on the River Boyne at Kilcarn Bridge by Peter and APGAI Ireland Instructor Eamonn Conway. In addition to all of this the Celtic Sea Trout Project Awards will be taking place and Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natual Resources Fergus O’Dowd TD will be attending.
Inland Fisheries Ireland would love to see you there. All are welcome to attend but fly fishers are asked to bring along a non fishing or non flyfishing friend or family member to introduce them to the sport of flyfishing. The event will run from 10.30 till 6pm. Additional details are available at www.faw.ie