PRO David Tantrum of Waterford City and County Trout Fishing Association gives us an update on how things are in Waterford:

We have stocked Carrigavantry and the new arrivals should wake up the residents who had become well educated and very difficult to tempt in the gin clear water.  These stock fish when over wintered will become the magnicent fish you see in the photos. So we ask our visitors to practise catch and release and limit yourself to two fish.

Ken Whelan with super fish
Ken Whelan with super fish

The cooler weather will bring on a Autumn feeding frenzy of the brown trout who have been lurking in the deeper part of the lake all the summer and will take advantage of any terrestrials that get blown on the water, so try dry flies.

Over Wintered brown
Over Wintered brown

Event to look forward to…

On Sunday 25th of September The Dick Doyle fishing competition is taking place, a boat only,catch and release,  restricted to club members.  Knockaderry is still closed for fishing.   We are monitoring the situation and should conditions improve with the cooler weather it will be opened and stocked for winter fishing.   Looking forward to a mild October and November.

Jason O'Riordan with rainbow
Jason O’Riordan with rainbow


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]


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