Dan O’Neill reports on some decent fishing at Mount Juliet before the floods hit…

The river has been up and down over the past week so with news of more rain on the way and a slight opening on Monday for some trout fishing we grabbed the opportunity.

The river did look quite angry and slightly tinted but there isn’t much that would put Joe off a day on the river. After a good look around the bottom of the chest pack I found what I call the “warriors” which are a team of brightly beaded nymphs with various flashy pieces added around the thorax area and a quite exaggerated tail. These little fellows will be deployed into the dark turbulent waters of the Nore and hopefully will find our quarry for today.

Bringing a trout to hand on the Nore
Bringing a trout to hand on the Nore

After picking out a nicely coloured French nymph it was time to deploy our warrior.. Today we were at George’s wall which is known to be quite a tough spot, yet fishes quite well in these conditions. With wading sticks firmly in hand we made our way up along the margins not going much further than a rod length out.

After adjusting to the current and looking for the new seams at the edges of the main run it wasn’t long before we were rewarded with a lovely little brown trout. Some small trout followed so we decided to change nymph at this stage to a slightly larger bead to try to stick near the bottom a bit better and it seemed to pay off as a couple of larger trout did fall for the bigger fly. These were really strong powerful takes and made for an exciting fight in the stronger current.

We were quite happy with our results in such conditions so decided after about 12 trout it was time to head back to the Manor House.

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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.


Contact Dan: 0857652751 or  [email protected]