This weekend it looks like we are finally going to lose the cold easterly winds.  With fingers and toes firmly crossed that this comes to pass then the fishing on the Rye Water should be superb.

As already mentioned in previous reports the Large Dark Olive is featuring on the river, and although they are a hardy bunch there is little doubt that a rise in temperatures will get them in more of a mood to go forth and multiply.

Higher humidity should also be of assistance to Mr Trout as it often takes longer for the fly to break free of its nymphal shuck in such conditions.  Flies also struggle to unfold and dry their wings when humidity is higher and are in a most precarious position until airborne.

With this in mind a size 14 CDC bubble emerger is certainly worth stocking up on – and using especially during the earlier stages of a hatch – rise forms are key here.

As already mentioned in the previous reports both flashback PTN and Hares Ear in size 14 are also worth a try.

The River is running very clear at present so a fair degree of stealth is required when approaching pools and fishing – casts really have to be kept to a minimum.

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.

Floating lines of 4 or 5 weight are ideal – anything heavier can tend to spook the beautifully marked resident brownies.  Fishing is strictly by fly only and all fish caught must be returned.

Permits should be purchased at the hotel main reception (where maps are available) prior to fishing.  Parking is at the hotel car park or by the boathouse on the Rye Lake.