Dan O’Neill reports from the Nore…

01 May: With harsh conditions forecast I decided to make the most of fishing on Saturday.

Starting early in the morning I fished dry dropper. I had some lovely takes on the dry as well as my Olive Nymph usupended below it. I found the fish to be where I expected them; filling the seams and close to the head of the runs I fished. This weekend I found the trout to be smaller than past weeks. I didn’t have anything above 20-25cm, though all were very welcome.

Nore trout
Another little trout goes back

The water temperatures had a noticeable effect on fishing over the last week. Hatches were larger and more frequent. Temperatures seem to peak between16:15 and 17:00 most days. In that 45 minute window fishing is quite good. There are plenty of fish rising on the flats, and the larger fish tend to show a little more also in this time frame.

trout nore
Small but no less beautiful

With rain expected the river may rise slightly which will make it interesting for next weekend .

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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.