Top angling guide Eamonn Conway reports that following recent heavy rain alot of the east coast rivers have gone back to the water levels we encountered at the start of the season, but we wouldn’t let these conditions put us off fishing. On the River Fane the water was running clear but there were not many flies hatching during the day or many fish coming up to eat what was hatching, so the option for dryfly was out the window. Nymphing with pheasant tail nymphs tied on size 10’s with 3mm tungsten beads fished with one the point and one on the dropper worked very well while fished in slack water and pockets on the river. As an alternative, streamers worked well in pools, fished on a di 3 line and short leader to get the fly down to the fish. Even the pike were in form for streamers. To be successful on the river Eamonn advises that you must always have different methods at your disposal to get good results. 

Tight lines Eamonn Conway.

Eamonn Conway is one of the country’s top angling guides and a qualified APGAI Ireland Instructor. If you fancy a days guided fishing with Eamonn why not drop him an email at eamonnconwayflyfishing@hotmail.com or give him a call at 086 1242966   Additional information can be found on Eamonns’ website at www.tainflyfishing.com

Another Beautifully Marked Wild Brown Trout from the River Fane
Another Beautifully Marked Wild Brown Trout from the River Fane
The River Fane Has an Excellent Stock of Wild Brown Trout
The River Fane Has an Excellent Stock of Wild Brown Trout
An Occasional Pike also Patrols the Waters of the River Fane
An Occasional Pike also Patrols the Waters of the River Fane