When you get a chance to do some thing good and enjoy a day’s fishing, you should feel blessed.  Waterford City and County Trout Fishing Association run a sponsored charity fund-raiser every Spring at Knockaderry.  A lot of preparation and time is given when organising this event.

This year the chosen charity was the “Save Nadine Cancer Fund”, which hopes to raise $250,000 – the amount needed for Nadine to have a life-saving operation in the US.

Waterford Fly Fishing raised 7,160 euro, and the photo shows the cheque being presented by Michael Sheehan , the event organiser, and Pat Smith, the club treasurer. Receiving the cheque is Donal Flynn of the “Team Nadine”.

PRO David Tantrum says they are delighted to have helped in some small way towards saving Nadine’s life. Well done to all involved.

Presenting the cheque to the Nadine Cancer Fund
Presenting the cheque to the Nadine Cancer Fund

The fishing at this time of the year is very dependent on the weather and is concentrated in the mornings and evenings, especially if the day is bright and warm. Waterford Fly Fishing have closed Knockaderry till the autumn because of the water quality and the fact that the fish are stressed, which makes them prone to infection. A winter stocking of large rainbows will take place in the late autumn and both lakes will be open for winter fishing. They are carrying a large population of grown-on fish due to the increasing use of “catch and release”. Due to the hot weather, and the fact that a lot of their members have caught salmon fever, Carrigavantry is lightly fished and boats are readily available. In October the lakes will be busy again with sponsored events and competitions.
A man in the know is the Chairman Keith Fennelly who reported to David that late in the evening he experienced a prolific hatch of sedges and released three Rainbows the best of which he estimated at six pounds .

So what are you waiting for, if it’s good fishing you are after, head to Carrigavantry.

Carrigavantry - October 2015 1


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