David Tantrum was in touch with a report on the Scierra Pairs competition, was for the first time held in Ireland at Knockaderry on Sat 28th April. The competition provided great fishing, and all the boats caught fish. The winning duo of uncle and nephew John and Brian Brennan caught their limit bag in one hour and twenty minutes.  The four fish weighed 11.5lbs.  Though not the heaviest bag, they won on the time bonus points scoring system.  Everybody was a winner, with a goody bag from Scierra .  And Scierra were so pleased with the response that that they want to do it again next year.

John and Brian Brennan winners of the Scierra Pairs
John and Brian Brennan winners of the Scierra Pairs

After the competition both lakes were stocked again. Hopefully, weather permitting, we can all do away with our sinking lines and take advantage of the Olive and Duck fly hatches.  Largest reported fish over the weekend were a brown at 4lbs +, caught by Christy Crotty, and a rainbow of 64 cms caught by Sean MacNia on a return visit from Belfast.  The next two months will provide the best of the year’s fishing, so take advantage of our excellent facilities with good B&Bs, pubs and restaurants nearby.  If you want to make a weekend of it, phone Michael Sheehan, tel.086 1073086.


Waterford City and County Trout Angling Association

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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