Keith Miller and his family recently moved from South Africa to County Cork. Keen anglers, they were looking forward to taking up the sport again when they got their feet under them in Ireland. In South Africa is was mainly Carp and Bass Keith and his son Rikus were after. There was trout fishing around, but it was limited and very expensive.
So, imagine their reaction when they found the Funcheon River was only 100m from their new home. Straight away they purchased basic fly fishing equipment and a basic fly tying rig, and Rikus dove right in. Within a couple of months he taught himself to tie flies and cast a fly rod and in no time he was off on the river catching trout.
For his birthday last week Keith bought Rikus a pair of waders so he can make the most of the fishing on the Funcheon. As you can see from the photos, he’s having a great time.