Kings River trout

Dan O’Neill, fishery manager at Mount Juliet, reports from the Kings River…

On the afternoon of the 17th, with conditions being less than ideal on the Nore, I had to wet the line somewhere. The water height on the Nore at this point was 2.2m. Judging by the river and with time against me I decided to quickly go to the Kings River for a look.  Getting to the Kings I convinced myself it was fishable from the bank, which in a way it was. I found a nice little spot without too many branches overhead. After casting for a while I was having no luck but enjoying being out again after some time away from the river.

Kings river trout

While in thought and just admiring the surrounding I felt a very familiar knock this was it number one. Leaping and splashing I guided a very welcome brown trout into the net. Wetting my hands and quickly taking the hook out I got a quick picture and away the trout went.

Kings River trout

I had one more trout before calling it a day just very happy to have met a trout in such conditions and of course for day one of the season.

Guided fishing

Taking bookings now for guided trips on the River Nore. Anyone wishing to practice a particular technique for trout or learn more about leader setups etc. Full and Half days available, contact me for more information.

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.

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