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

The Nore was still a little high at .84 on the gauge so I was again drawn to the King’s River. With the company of my trusty fly rod and box of nymphs it was time for a look at the Kings and I found the water level running substantially lower than my last visit.

Making a couple of changes to my leader it was time to pick a couple of nymphs. My starting two were going to be the Grey Heron and a Pheasant Tail Nymph with a flashy thorax as my point fly.

Edging into the first run it took about 10 minutes to meet my first trout, a lively little fellow but most welcome. After a short while longer I met a slightly larger trout who gave me a bit more of a run around.


With some dark olives starting to show I decided to change to a dark olive nymph. I found it to work best fished on its own with no dropper – out of the 8 trout I had the top 3 fell to the dark olive nymph.

I did move up through various other runs and met some more beautiful browns with some nice colour variations. Great to see trout in this tributary river and in reasonable stocks too.

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