Dan O’Neill reports from the Nore where he was out again last weekend…

As with most of my reports recently this one will start the same “with rain and wind forecast“. Saturday brought some very familiar conditions. I had three rods set up for different methods and I fished wherever I could get some shelter from the wind.

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Yellow Camo Nymph

I had some trout on the same nymphs as previous outings so decided to look a little further past them in my fly box. Finding a nice yellow camo nymph designed in the depths of winter I tied it under my dry fly to begin fishing. It wasn’t long before I had some trout to the net and very welcome they were (as are all trout!).

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A trout goes back…

I had to shorten up my leader a bit as the wind started to pick up a little. After this adjustment I moved up a little to a nice looking spot. I was sheltered from the wind here so was able to cast a bit further without interference. The yellow camo nymph did the job claiming 8 or 10 nice sized trout all around the 30cm mark. I had lots of smaller trout too, mostly at the rear of the run. I didn’t stay very long as rain moved in. all in all thoughm it was a most enjoyable day – most are when you’re down by the river…

I wasn’t the only one out making the most of what was on offer. Our youngest member Michael O Keefe from Clara County Kilkenny was out with his dad at the weekend. Harsh conditions didn’t deter this young angler from trying for a trout.

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Michael with his first trout fromt he Nore

Michael succeeded, his efforts paying off when he landed his first beautiful brown trout from Mount Juliet. As most of us know it can be hard to get kids out of the house at times so it’s a delight to see and hear of such a young enthusiast like Michael fishing. Well done to him and his Dad on what was a challenging day weather wise.

Our club is now full but are taking names for the 2022 season. Day permits still available , for more information give me a call on the details below.

Dan O’Neill
Mount Juliet Estate.

For information on day tickets or memberships please call me on 0857652751 or email [email protected]

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.