The Sheet of Water has seen a little bit of activity in the last week.  With (slightly) increased water temperatures fish should be more inclined to take a fly.

Large damsel imitations or Woolly Buggers almost always produce the goods.

Aside from larger flies with a bit of flash, small goldheads are usually very effective with simple river flies such as a goldhead GRHE also often working well.

This is an ideal place for anglers to get their casting practice in before the season opens in the next few weeks (Yippee!) as this is a stretch of water more resembling a river than lake.

Typical river set up’s are perfect as the water is not particularly deep – a 5wt rod being perfectly adequate.

Rob Love
Carton House Fishery

If you have any queries about fishing at Carton House please contact Guest Relations on (01) 5052000 or me on 087
1947811.  You can also see the other activities on offer at Carton House by checking the Carton House website

Fishing / watercraft lessons can also be arranged on this stretch of water.  Included in the price for a lesson is the hire of a rod, reel, line and flies for anyone new to the sport.

Lessons are with a Carton House Guide and cost €50.

A 6 hour permit continues to be half price at €25.  Anglers should note that this means they can fish for both Pike on the Rye Lake and Trout on the Sheet of Water (Fly only) in this timeframe – so if one is not working the other might.  This offer is open until the start of the season on March 1st.