Dan O’Neill reports from Mount Juliet on the River Nore…

06 May: Water is still running slightly high but some trout anglers tried their luck along the stretch with great success. It was great to see the trout in good condition; healthy  and in strong numbers. Looking back over the records, trout average size is up from last season and condition is also much better than this time last year.

brown trout
Nore trout

Nymphs produced the majority of the trout on the fishery over the weekend. While a pink shrimp and olive nymphs were popular patterns, a peeping caddis claimed a few fish also,

Another trout from the Nore
I managed a few casts myself today and had some trout that fought hard and provided great sport over lunch break

Fish seem to be more active around the surface also with some decent trout showing there presence. It’s a lovely time of year to take note of what’s happening on and in the river, then watch how quickly it comes to life becoming a hive of activity. So much going on such as life cycles, food chains and of course angling.

Dan O’Neill
Mount Juliet Estate.

Go fishing…

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.