It’s all colours bright and beautiful for Jason O’Riordan of as he fishes in Ardaire Springs Fishery in Mooncoin. Jason tells us:

Been having great success lately fishing various bloodworm type flies static.

Gerard Doran - Ardaire rainbow 1A material I’ve come across this season is the Squirmy material used on squirmy worms and it really works. I got a sample in orange from Funky Fly Tying.

Gerard Doran - Ardaire rainbow 2This is great material that has super action as the worm rises and falls through the water.  It is very soft making the worm lifelike, although after a good few fish it can break.

I tied some of my worms with a weighted bead in the centre and these have been outfishing the unweighted ones for me.  All I gotta do now is acquire some more colours and get tying a good supply

Ardaire Springs recently stocked the Fishery with monster fish, one brown of 20lbs 5oz already caught!! Best get tying;-)

Gerard Doran - Ardaire rainbow 3

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Jason O’Riordan

Hardy/Greys approved guide and an IFFF Qualified Fly Casting Instructor

Notes: Jason has a lifetime of experience in fishing and guiding on the rivers, lakes and coastline in the area. Jason has given talks on fishing techniques at the leading angling shows in Ireland. Game Fishing Ireland offers guided packages for salmon, river trout, lake trout and saltwater game species. Fishing packages can vary in price depending on the target species and time of year. A typical package can include permits, travel, guiding, and packed lunch. Tackle hire is also available.

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