Dan O’Neill reports from the river Nore at Mount Juliet:
Another season sadly comes to a close. What a great season it was too, we had anglers from far and wide join us this season all trying their different techniques and tricks. I saw everything from bead head nymphs to things that look like they belong in a horror film. The thing that was most rewarding this season was the quantity and indeed quality of the trout that were caught; everything from fingerlings to fine trout well above the two pound mark. A great mixture of sizes, making it very exciting when the nymph indicator stopped dead or shot to one side.
This season our brown trout total was 4,050 which is quite an increase on last seasons total. The largest was 3.1 pounds. This season also saw quite a few sea trout being caught all of good size too. I was lucky enough to catch some myself and to see some great pictures of some of the members with sea trout was a very welcome sight. Iin total we had 45 recorded sea trout the largest being 2.2 pounds.
This season for salmon wasn’t a great success Numbers seemed quite low. It was as if their presence wasn’t there. We did have a few fish however over this season but fell quite short of last season’s total. In the end we had 55 salmon the largest being just shy of 20 pounds. We can live in hope that next season produces more fish.
I’m quite happy with the 2019 season. It was great to see so many brown trout in the river and in different sizes meaning there is some nice upcoming trout and of course the bigger more difficult ones. The presence of sea trout is quite welcome and a presence that I hope continues and increases in the 2020 season.
With a lot of fond memories and plenty of tales to tell the 2019 season has now come to a close. We welcomed some new members in 2019 and of course have some of our long serving members also. I will miss the evening chats on the river bank and discussions on patterns. Truly looking forward to welcoming you all back and helping new 2020 members find their feet.
If you would like to know more about joining the angling club here please feel free to contact me. We have a limited number of spaces left for 2020 season membership. Also fly tying classes for up to 4 people will be held over the winter. Some great local patterns shared and shown,.
For any information contact Dan,
Mount Juliet Estate.
Mount Juliet House is set on a large estate, which offers private fishing on 2.5 miles of the middle to lower reaches of the River Nore. Mount Juliet Estate offers fishing of the highest quality, just a short stroll away from the Manor House. There is a fishing room on site in the Manor House for your convenience i.e. for storage and drying of fishing equipment. Mount Juliet Estate can also provide the necessary equipment on site if needed.