David Tantrum secretary of Waterford City & County Fly Fishing informs us that due to poor water clarity at Carrigavantry anglers are adviced to fish Knockaderry which is fishing very well at the moment,  especially early in the mornings.   It is not unusual to get algae blooms and they can clear quickly depending on the weather.

Knockaderry is a hidden gem in Waterford.  With work on the new harbour progressing well.

Work in progress on the harbour at Knockaderry
Work in progress on the harbour at Knockaderry

John Flynn - Knockaderry Reservoir Fishery, Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford


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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David Tantrum,

Waterford City and County Trout Angling Association

Email: [email protected]

Web: http://waterfordflyfishing.com/index.html

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