David Tantrum reports from Knockaderry…

Our charity fishing competition this year was for the South East Simon community. We fished the competition on Knockaderry and raised €2190.

From left to right Michael Sheehan competition and charity organizer David Tantrum Sec. Jack O'Mahony Com. Harvey Kinsella from Simon Community and Christ Crotty Safety Officer 
Michael Sheehan competition and charity organizer;  David Tantrum, Secretary; Jack O’Mahony,  Committee member;. Harvey Kinsella from Simon Community, and Christ Crotty, Safety Officer. 

Carrigavantry has olives and buzzers hatching while Knockaderry has buzzers, sedges and terrestrials. This is the prime fishing time and is mainly surface activity.

A visitor fishing on his own, reported a bag of 20 from Carrigavantry on dry olives and the following day caught 25 on black buzzers from Knockaderry.

Join in the fun while the weather is suitable!

The harbour and facilities were co-funded by IFI and LEADER.   Day tickets are available and club membership is open to the public.

Please note on Sunday 02 June no boats will be available on Knockaderry has the fishing is reserved for a fund raising competition for anglers with disabilities.

David Tantrum,
Secretary, WCACTAA


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.

For Information about Wheelie Boat, day permits and membership – Click here for information