Dan O’Neill reports from the Nore…

With the summer well in, the evening rise is starting to come on strong. Dry fly is now my method of choice and fishing is til dark, resulting in frowns when I arrive home at 12am. The fishing on the Nore this season has been fun and trout have been quite abundant. The water heights stayed above normal further into the season much fo the delight of the salmon anglers.

A brown trout ready for the net

I like to stalk along by the trees watching for feeding fish in the shallow flat water. There is something special about watching a fish, then making that perfect cast. The cherry on the cake is watching the fish come up to sip your offering, then you tighten the leader and all hell breaks loose. Even though the process takes a couple of seconds as anglers we see it in slow motion and that stays with us and causes the addiction.

A nice trout goes back to the river

A CDC Olive proved to be successful most evenings along with an Iron Blue Dunn. Dry dropping was also quite successful, nymph patterns varied from Olives and Iron blues to Olive with a light Cahill collar.

Once I catch a few trout on a pattern I tend to keep going with different creations then try to link conditions with a particular pattern and bead colour. I want see is a pattern is starting to show. When you look into some of the factors it goes way beyond your wildest thoughts.

Not a huge trout but still a plump ball of butter

Trout are now quite fat and showing great condition. The water levels are low so temperatures are higher. Sedges are beginning to show a lot more, often in their little groups.

Let’s hope the last week of fishing on the Nore is only a taste of what’s to come…

Enjoy your fishing everyone!

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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.