The IFTAs are not the only thing that will attract the attention.  A sunny Carrigavantry makes it’s debut and sets the scene for some good fun and fishing.  SKY191 will feature this wonderful and prolific fishery next Saturday evening at 7.30pm on Waterford County Matters.

We will get a glimpse of a great day which was had as part of Fisheries Awareness Week, where people of all ages were encouraged to fish.  Maurice Cahill from McKenzie Fishing Rods demonstrated and made sure everyone caught a fish.

See: ‘Bugs and bites and plenty of fish and fun at Waterfords FAW day’

Maurice Cahill from McKenzie Fishing Rods demonstrates
Maurice Cahill from McKenzie Fishing Rods demonstrates
 John Mealy proves his flies work
John Mealy proves his flies work


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.

For Information about Wheelie Boat, day permits and membership ‘Click here for information’Here For Information

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