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Olives wets working well on Nore at weekend


Dan O’Neill, fishery manager at Mount Juliet, reports on the Nore:

Weather at the weekend was certainly damp to say the least, but full of enthusiasm my clients headed strongly for the river. The river was rising by the time we got there, slowly but surely. I noticed the temperatures peaking a little higher at the weekend and it did show with a lot of surface activity between 12.30 and 2pm.

Using wet fly and dry fly this weekend we had plenty of trout to the net with some just under a pound making for good fun in the strong current. Olive wet variations worked best and a fly called the “Duck Arsed Dunn” (that I managed to copy whilst having a peak in a very secretive fly box during last week) also did well. An interesting weekend as most are with angling.

Water Level and Temperature at time of fishing
Water Level  .42 cm
Water Temp  11.9°C

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Holding introduction to fly fishing classes May and June, 2 people can participate in each class, classes will cover, water safety when fly fishing, handling and releasing fish, wading,wading aids, equipment needed for chosen method, casting , water craft , fly selection.

Dan O’Neill
Mount Juliet

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Mount Juliet has trout and salmon fishing available on site over 2.5 miles of the river Nore. Classes also available for every skill level – learn or improve on your chosen technique. coarse fish ponds also available on the hotel grounds.

Dan O’Neill, Fishery Manager, Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, Ireland

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General Information

The river Nore is a beautiful river that meanders it way through counties Laois and Kilkenny before joining with its sister river the Barrow just upstream of New Ross on its way to the sea. The Nore gets a good run of Atlantic salmon and the river which is currently open for angling on a catch and release basis produced 563 salmon in 2015 and 599 salmon in 2016. Salmon fishing is available on a number of stretches including the Mount Juliet Fishery which is located just outside Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, approximately mid-way between Kilkenny City and New Ross.

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