Fishing at Carrigavantry is excellent with fish feeding on the surface ,size 12 Cruncher with a Bibio on the dropper worked well.

Knockaderry is difficult, plenty of large fish showing, the water is clearing with some surface algae. On the upwind shore visibility is 5 ft. All the boats are ready and available so enjoy the rest of the season and make the most of the clement weather and long days.

The chairman gets in on the act on Carrigavantry
The chairman gets in on the act on Carrigavantry

Club members. Do not forget the Dick Doyle fly fishing competition takes place on Sunday 28th September 2014 at 11 a.m. until 3 pm. Catch and release strictly this year at Carrigavantry.


Carrigavantry – This 30 acre reservoir is hidden in the hills behind Tramore.  The lake can be fished from the dam and road and the rest of the lake shore needs waders. The deepest part is the island at 10 feet.Prolific hatches of lake olives and damsels occur. Stocking is with both browns and rainbows. You could loose your catch here to a 20lb Pike!

Knockaderry – The deepest part of the lake is 24 feet at the dam tower, the average depth is 6ft and this results in good weed growth. Trout fatten fast in this fertile water on caddis, snails and stickle backs, while lake olives,buzzers sedges and damsels bring on prolific rises. This 80 acre reservoir is a traditional top of the water drift fishery.

New members are welcome and an active programme of fly tuition is pursued to encourage beginners and get our youth out into the countryside.

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To place a booking…

David Tantrum,

Waterford City and County Trout Angling Association

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 051-384428 – Pat Smith (Treasurer) + Wheelie Boat Bookings