Last night Stevie Munn, Ian Gordon, Tom Doc Sullivan, Kevin Shone and myself (Andrew Ryan) went out to fish the evening rise on the Suir. Tom had been looking forward to this for weeks as he had never fished the famous river. It was cracking evening with high temperatures and really muggy – perfect conditions. We went and fished at our own private beat at Roxborough.
The rise was slow to get going, and not that many fish were moving. This can be the case with evening fishing sometimes the fish are just not on. We decided to moved to the top of the beat to see if we could see any fish rising on the flats.
On our way I spotted a large fish breaking the surface. Toms rod was at the ready and he had a cast or too no joy.. then the fish rose again a few feet further up. So he had another cast or two. Then both Ian and I heard Tom shouting “I have him!”. We know he was a good fish maybe 2/3 lbs then he jumped.. my god he was 6 or 7 lbs maybe even 8!
Tom landed the fish of a lifetime with great skill… What an achievement to land such an amazing fish on a tiny dry fly.
Clonanav Fly Fishing is one of Ireland’s leading destinations for river fishing. We specialise in fly fishing for both brown trout and salmon in the River Suir and tributaries. Crystal clear rivers teeming with native brown trout await you on you visit to Clonanav. Experience some of the best river trout fishing Ireland has to offer coupled with excellent guiding and tuition.
Clonanav Fly Fishing
Ballymacarbry, Clonmel, Co Waterford.
Tel: + 353 (0)52 6136765