David Tantrum reports for WATERFORD CITY TROUT ANGLERS ASSOCIATION on the the Dick Doyle competition…
The Dick Doyle Annual Club Competition was held on Sunday the 22nd at Carrigavantry. Twenty members caught and released twenty eight rainbows and two browns, a good result considering the weather conditions and the fact that the last stocking was the end of April.
The following day the lake was stocked with rainbows and large browns that should ensure excellent late autumn and winter fishing. We have five new 18ft lake boats for our visitors, co-funded by Waterford Leader Partnership.
Michael at 086 1073086 can arrange club outings, boats and accommodation
David Tantrum Sec.
FLY FISHING ON KNOCKADERRY CARRIGAVANTRY BALLYSCANLON
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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Phone: 051-384428 – Pat Smith (Treasurer) + Wheelie Boat Bookings