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Return to the Nore doesn’t disappoint


Dan O’Neill finally gets to fish the Nore…

After waiting a little while since the 17th of March for the Nore to be suitable for fishing along the stretch I fish, the day finally arrived at the start of the week. Doing a mix of euro nymphing, dry dropper and wet fly fishing was the plan. The water was a little shy of .60m on the gauge, temperatures also dropped slightly the last few days, anyway enough excuses.

bead heads
Peeping Caddis (right)

Peeping caddis

  • Size 12 dohiku jighead
  • Piscari fly 4mm tungsten slotted bead
  • Piscari fly Kevlar thread
  • Piscari uv fox squirrel body
  • Flashbou rib
  • Partridge feather ( for legs )
  • Green wool ( with the end heated with lighter for caddis head ) Uv black peacock dub thorax

Starting out with euro nymphing first I tried a peeping caddis on point with a black pheasant tail with flash spot dropper. The  pheasant tail claimed quite a few trout all around 15 – 20cm, one or 2 perhaps between 20 – 25cm on the peeping caddis

I didn’t spend too much time on euro nymphing and switched to dry dropper. Fishing no more than a rod length from the bank directly upstream seemed to be most successful. Most trout fell to the pheasant tail again with some to a grey bodied nymph.

Pheasant tail nymph
Black PTN Flash

Black PTN Flash

  • Size 16 dohiku jighead
  • Piscari fly 2.5 – 3mm silver bead
  • Black pheasant tail body
  • Black pheasant tail fiber tail
  • Flashbou hot spot under tail
  • Sybai gold rib
  • Piscari fly black rabbit dub thorax
  • Piscari fly Kevlar thread

Now it was time to wet fly. Picking out a stretch under George’s Wall I began fishing. The usual rattles came quickly, a few small trout to hand. As I got further away with my casts the larger trout started to take. Some explosive hard takes made for exciting fishing and a few slower gentle pulls also resulted in nice sized trout.

A simple wet fly

Wet Fly

  • Dohiku 302 hook
  • Tommy fly white uv under body
  • Lt Cahill thread body
  • Ginger / brown hen cape
  • Tommy fly black uv thread head

I have been out a little over the weekend but the cold weather and wind made it tough. I still had a few trout which was very welcome. All in all it’s great to be back on the Nore again after a very long tough winter.

A pretty Nore trout

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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.