Rob Love from Carton House reports on the Ryewater

Silly old me for getting my hopes up… I had thought that by virtue of the fact we are nearly in May & with winds switching to the west Mr Trout would be hurling himself at our flies in pretty much carefree abandon.

Unfortunately my optimism has been short-lived with temperatures due to take a tumble over the next week.

Fishing has in truth been difficult on the Rye Water over the last few days. Although there have been decent hatches of Large Dark Olives the fish have been reluctant to feed on the surface (in fact ‘rises’ have been pretty much non existent).

A nice fish caught with a size 14 F fly on the Rye Water in the last few days.
A nice fish caught with a size 14 F fly on the Rye Water in the last few days.

Nymph fishing has been quite slow too which is a pity as the river has been running at a nice level over the last while.

As already mentioned in the previous reports both flashback PTN and Hares Ear in size 14 are worth a try – especially when fished through any runs or riffles.

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

Tickets / permits should be purchased at the hotel main reception prior to fishing.  Parking is at the boathouse on the lake.  Please respect the wishes of golfers and stay off greens and Tee areas as they can become badly cut up when fishing activity takes place on them.