David Tantrum PRO of Waterford City and County Trout Angling Association tell us of a hairdressers highlights at Knockaderry:

William Walsh, well known ladies hairdresser from Dungarvan used his cutting edge skills to wrinkle out this 65cms rainbow from Knockaderry.  His ghille Jack O’Mahony recons it would weigh 6lbs.   Gorgeous Gorge was the successful fly on that wet and cold day.   Jack returned seven fish from 3 to 5 lbs.   A club member complained the fishing at Knockaderry was poor compared to Carrigavantry!!


William Walsh with 66cm Knockaderry trout
William Walsh with 66cm Knockaderry trout


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