Andrew Ryan of Clonanav reports that the last few days on the Suir and Tributaries have seen a dramatic improvement in fishing. There is a big increase in the amount of fly life present, however the majority of fish are still being caught caught on nymphs.

A nice trout on a goldhead
A nice trout on a goldhead

Regular client at Clonanav Jimmy Gibson and his pal Harry had some fantastic fishing the last week or so.  Cold winds were still present and this hamper the fishing a little, but the prospects for the next few weeks are excellent.  Jimmy a native of Scotland but living in Westport Co Mayo had some very good fishing on the Suir early this week. Harry had an lovely fish over over 1.5lbs on the Suir using small goldhead nymphs.

Harry had an lovely fish over over 1.5lbs
Harry had an lovely fish over over 1.5lbs

The majority of the fish are still in very shallow water as the river is still running a little fast. The river fished best during the bright sunshine at the warmest parts of the day around miday to 3 pm.
Andrew Ryan

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