David Tantrum reports on the Dick Doyle competition…

Richard Blanche caught 9 trout to win the Dick Doyle competition
Richard Blanche caught 9 trout to win the Dick Doyle competition

Only 9 senior anglers took part and a total of 35 trout were caught and released.  Keith Moore had the largest rainbow at 52 cms and Mark Rogan took the prize for the largest Brown which was 54 cms.  Overall winner with 9 trout was Richard Blanche. A very strong and gusty east wind made for difficult fishing conditions and traditional flies fished deep gave the best results.

The lake has a large population of trout and the colder weather should see a good rise to Lake Olives and terrestrials. Members have reported large trout fry bashing. This could be the downfall of some of the educated 6 lbs trout. The water is crystal clear but you will still need 9 lbs cast to to net these grown on fish

Special arrangements can be made to accommodate groups of anglers.  Check with Michael at  086 1073086 for info and available dates.

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