David Tantrum PRO of Waterford City and County Trout Angling Association tell us that beautiful Knockaderry hidden in the hills behind Tramore is open to fishing and has had a stocking of rainbows averaging 3 lbs.   These fierce fighting trout will need strong tackle to land them quickly, if you intend to release.  Carrigavantry which opens the 1st March will be stocked next.

Knockaderry - fishing heaven....
Knockaderry – fishing heaven….

A  visiting Danish group which represented the Vejle region of Denmark thoroughly enjoyed  Knockaderry recently.  The Vejle region is on the Eastern coast on a fjord and has roughly the same population as Waterford city and county.  The lake performed it’s magic and impressed the group with all it has to offer the angler.

Waterford City and County Trout Angling Association did a great job on the new harbour at Knockaderry and were glad of the support that the club had received from Waterford Leader and Inland Fisheries Ireland.

Danish visitors to Knockaderry
Danish visitors to Knockaderry


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