David Tantrum PRO of Waterford City and County Trout Angling Association enjoys the fishing at the beautiful Knockaderry reservoir.

Never mind the weather, the sun didn’t hamper him as he caught this superb 60 cm rainbow on Tuesday in Knockaderry. The lake has now been stocked for the weekend and the best fishing of the year is there for all anglers to avail of  as the olives, duck fly and lots of terrestrials are bringing fish up to the surface.

A cracking 60cm rainbow from Knockaderry
A cracking 60cm rainbow from Knockaderry

Also make note in your diary to keep Saturday 23rd May free because WCACTAA has an open day at Carrigavantry reservoir, in conjunction with Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Fishing Awareness Week. See more on https://fishinginireland.info/trout-reports/free-fishing-and-lots-of-fun-at-carrigavantry-on-may-23rd/



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: www.waterfordflyfishing.ie

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