When David Tantrum and fishing colleague Jack O’ Mahony go fishing they mean business.  Super anglers go after super fish !  David tells us how the day went:
Knockaderry rainbows are so large that Jack O’Mahony uses his salmon Gye net!  This 59 cms rainbow fell to a damsel on a floating line.

Jack O’Mahony with 59cm rainbow
Jack O’Mahony with 59cm rainbow

We had the lake to our selves last Sunday and caught 10 fish. Don’t be put off by the algal bloom it is only on the surface,when the wind drops expect good rises to reed smut’s and buzzers. The water in Carrigavantry is very clear and the fish are doing a lot of plucking at the fly,solid takes can be had by using smaller flies.  Sedges are starting to appear and some angles are scoring on size 12 Green Peters.  From 9 am till 2 pm is the best time to be fishing , these cold clear nights are not conducive to an evening rise.


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]
Web: www.waterfordflyfishing.ie
Phone: 051-384428 – Pat Smith (Treasurer) + Wheelie Boat Bookings