Jason O’Riordan of South East Game Angling takes to Carrigavantry on a cold frosty December day. He shares his thoughts below;
Ok so it’s early to mid-december. It’s 0 degrees Celcius when you arrive at Vantry. The ice around the edge of the lake is just starting to thaw. There’s a serious coat of frost on the boats. It’s not going to get above 5 degrees all day
(Although you don’t realise that yet!). What are your prospects fishing a team of small nymphs. You might get a rainbow or two but hardly any browns. After landing and releasing a lot of trout with a good few browns among them its 3 degrees and starting to freeze again at 3.30pm when you are loading your tackle back into the car. BUT you don’t feel a bit of cold and the lake has been on fire for the time of year. Some observations – fish are more lethargic in their fight in this cold. Rainbows are able to maintain their condition better than browns at the moment.
Jason O’Riordan, South East Game Angling
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