David Tantrum reports that after the hot summer, with little fishing pressure, the lake holds a large population of trout. The cooler weather has brought the brown trout on to feed and good catches have been reported, up to 6lbs weight.

Carrigavantry lake
Steve O’Reilly with a stunning brown trout from Carrigavantry, Note the silver bars in the tail, a sign of good health and fast growth

The rainbows are proving more difficult.  The September stocking should liven up the large residents.  A single dry Daddy or hopper pattern should fool these sophisticated Rainbows. The best of the fishing is to come and all are welcome.

Waterford Flyfishing club

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

To place a booking…

David Tantrum,

Waterford City and County Trout Angling Association

Email: [email protected]

Web: waterfordflyfishing.ie

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