Dan O’Neill reports from Mount Juliet on the River Nore…
A slightly breezy start to the weekend pushed fly anglers looking for the more sheltered runs on the river. I decided to have a few casts myself on the fishery early Saturday morning. Starting out with the trusty “PTN“ it wasn’t long before the first trout came to the net. Not a big fish by any means but a fish that was in wonderful condition.
I had a few more trout over the next 30 minutes so looked to my fly box to test out some of the nymphs that are usually frowned at. Putting a pair of the chosen on I began to fish the middle of the run. After a few casts I had my first hit which gave my confidence in these nymphs a little push. Now fishing a little more confidently, I tried a short run a little further up. The first cast produced a beautiful trout that gave me a great run around and showed some great acrobatics. 3 trout followed this and each gave a great fight using the current to their advantage at all times, making it quite interesting.
There were also a few other trout anglers out that had just as much success which is great to see. A great stock of trout in the river this year and all seem very healthy and in great condition.
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.