Andrew Ryan of Clonanav reports:

13/09 This week we had some great guys over from Sweden. Fredrik, Jim and Henrik had some amazing fishing all week. They are excellent anglers and had a fantastic time on the rivers here.  It was their first time using a dry and dropper rig and it worked really well, with them catching large numbers of trout each day ranging in size from a few inches up to 2lbs The guys started off with a refresher on their casting and then moved to the river.

Henrik with a beautiful Nire Fish
Henrik with a beautiful Nire Fish


They were not used to fishing fine tippet like here so quite a few flies were left in the trees!  However they did have some really good fishing during the week. The water is still incredibly low, but the change in temperature and more damp conditions are improving the fishing.  We are still hoping for some rain to bring up water levels. There is some rain forecast for Sunday, but I doubt it will be enough to raise water levels.

With only a few weeks left in the season we just have a few slots left for guiding.  However we will be doing some guided days for salmon on the blackwater for the first 2 weeks of October.

14/09  Today I was out guiding regular client Ferdinand and his daughter Melissa.  What a day we had.  There were a lot of fish moving in the pools and quite a few coming up to daddy long legs.

Melissa with a beauty
Melissa with a beauty

We managed to get some amazing fish on tiny nymphs again. Ferdinand reckons it was one of the best days trout fishing he ever had! Rain tomorrow so the fresh water should really improve the fishing

Andrew Ryan

Go fishing…

Clonanav Fly Fishing is one of Irelands leading destinations for river fishing. We specialise in fly fishing for both brown trout and salmon in the River Suir and tributaries. Crystal clear rivers teeming with native brown trout await you on you visit to Clonanav. Experience some of the best river trout fishing Ireland has to offer coupled with excellent guiding and tuition.

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