Jason O’Riordan of Game Fishing Ireland tells us:

Mike from Clonmel joined the Waterford Fly Fishing Club for this year and while he had been catching some quality trout he was keen to learn the nuances of buzzer fishing, particularly with the large browns that were moving in the lakes already this season. So we arranged to meet up at Carrigavantry on a day with a nice light southerly wind. Conditions were looking good for some buzzer fishing and there was a reasonable amount of small buzzer hatching too. Once we were on the lake I was showing Mike how I fish buzzers on these lakes when WHAM! I was into a serious trout. It turned out to be a superb brownie. Just what we were after.

Guide Jason O'Riordan
Guide Jason O’Riordan

After a quick photo the trout was released back into the lake. A great start but now to get Mike into them! It took a little while and a few missed takes and then Mike nailed one. It was as pretty a brown as you could hope to catch in the lake and it was really big too.

Mike at Carrigavantry
Mike at Carrigavantry
Mike releasing his fish
Mike releasing his fish

Mike continued to catch and release a few more smaller fish.

And he finished off his session with another large brown. Needless to say he was a happy angler at the end of the session.

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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.

Address: Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
Telephone: +353 (0) 87 296 5712

E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.gamefishingireland.ie