David Tantrum PRO of Waterford City and County Trout Angling Association sends us this wonderful photo of Frank Dempsey and the Irish trout fly fishing association youth team and their coaches. David tells us that they had a  two day master class on Carrigavantry to get them used to lake fishing and the experience of catching and landing trout of a much larger size than they were accustomed to when river fishing.

Coaches and team all enjoy Carrigavantry
Coaches and team all enjoy Carrigavantry

They managed to catch and return 25 trout up to 4 lbs. weight and had plenty of stories to tell about  the trout that broke them. They intend to have more practise sessions on the lake and have the makings of a very competent team and we will be following their results.  Thers’s no doubt  that we will see some of the faces eventually make the senior team and be representing Ireland in the Internationals.


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