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

Just before the flood came on the Nore (last week) I was lucky enough to get some fishing in using dry dropper. I had a companion with me on the day, a man called Jonathon from France. Listening to his stories of fishing in France was quite interesting. His approach to fishing was slightly different so I decided to watch him for a while.

River Nore trout
Jonathon with one of his trout from the Nore

It’s always great when someone that’s not familiar with the river fishes it. Jonathon tried spots that I would usually walk past and managed a couple of trout in them too. Some nymph patterns he had that were made by himself worked quite well and I have replicated these since.

We fished for perhaps 1 hour as we both had to be somewhere. The largest trout we had was 33cm and smallest being around 20cm. A lovely brief learning curve with some unusual yet successful patterns added to the box.

Upcoming opportunities

We are holding beginner fly fishing classes and also fly tying classes. Mount Juliet is also recruiting 4 new members for the 2021 season. For information please call Dan on 0857652751

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.


For any information contact Dan,

Tel: 085 7652751

[email protected]