Peter is back with a weekly round up from Piscari-Fly…

Fishing Report

On Sunday a major fish kill was discovered on the upper waters of the Kings River, up around Mullinahone on the Kilkenny and Tipperary border. It has been reported as a serious fish kill. The source has not as yet been disclosed. In the lower parts we are not sure what this will mean, hopefully with the high waters at present it will dilute the posion and have a lesser impact on the system.

We believe the kill stretches 4 to 6 miles at least and if we hear more we will let you all know. It is a sad thing that this happens in this day and age to our rivers and trout fisheries. IFI and authorities are now investigating and hopefully the perpetrators can be found.

How’s The Fishing?

We fished Lough Owel on Sunday for the Leinster Qualifiers. Both Peter and Mark qualified for the Leinster team for the All-Ireland on possibly the 7th September on Lough Corrib.


Congrats to all the winners on the day.

Seniors:1st Shane Callan 2nd Mick McShane 3rd Mark Driver

Masters:1st Roger Fowler 2nd Eddie Rowe 3rd Pat Noonan.

Biggest Fish: Mick McShane with a 7.1lb fish

We were delighted to be fishing for Rathdrum Trout Anglers and winning the team event over the day. This is the first time the club has won this trophy after many years of trying.


Fishing was quiet difficult on the day, very cold, blustery conditions with some very heavy showers at times. As it has been mostly throughout the Spring and at most venues throughout the country. The changeable conditions means the trout are not in a consistant feeding pattern and the hatches are patchy.

The fish were mostly caught on fry patterns like sliver dabblers, minkies and booby fry, pulling down deep on a Di 3 or Di 5 sinking line.

However, I did see some positive signs through out the day with some small hatches of olives and a few trout moving on them at times. The forecast is looking a bit more promising for this coming weekend so fingers crossed we have turned a corner and will see conditions improve. It was difficult conditions in all but good to see a team qualify for Leinster. So best of luck to Team Leinster in September.

Our trip to the Corrib was cancelled because of the winds that were coming on Monday. We will be heading over in a few weeks though and will keep you informed throughout how we get on over there.

Don’t forget to get in touch if you need anything for the season [email protected].

Tackle Bag

Back in Stock

With the Irish Spring Angling Fair only around the corner we are getting a huge amount of product back in. Our original A4 Fly Box is back in stock. Size is 305*230*23mm and it takes 450 flies.

Ideal for lake flies, lures, river and trout flies. Grey foam insert

Piscari Fly tying Vice

Our philosophy has always been to create tying tools that fit your hand to make it as easy as possible for you to create flies that look second to none. They are packed in plastic bags and a protective box.

Mini Chest Pack

Color: light yellow and grey colour
Main pocket size: 20 x 13 x 5cm (7.87″ x 5.12″ x 1.97″)
Front pocket size: 14 x 10 x 4cm (5.51″ x 3.94″ x 1.57″)
The micro chest packs have been hugely popular for years in the fishing industry, multiple pockets where you need it. A zip down work station and a replaceable fly patch and multiple interior storage pockets. This chest pack fits small and medium sized fly box and has high-viz lining. The padded neck strap has a Net D-ring.

Here is that video of Mark showing you a good way to pack it.

What’s New?


Piscari-Fly Expanding it’s Range in Fulling Mill and Wychwood

We are going to be stocking some Fulling Mill. We have some hooks and Fly boxes and more coming. Keep an eye online or check it out at the Irish Spring Angling Fair.

We also have Wychwood products such as the Bankman Net, the bass bag, a wading belt and the boat seat as can be seen over.

Busy times ahead.

For more information get in touch Home – Piscari-Fly or 0879787040


What’s Coming?

A show not to be missed, a great weekend for the angling enthusiast. Make sure you call by the Piscari-Fly stand for some great deals and bargains, check out our social media for what we are up to between now and then.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there. Don’t miss it, it’s going to be a fantastic weekend. or for more information.

About us

Based on the River Nore just outside Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, Ireland. Piscari-Fly is a growing Fly Tying and Fly-Fishing business with a vast amount of experience and knowledge. If there is ever anything I can do to make my service better for you please feel free to suggest it to me and I’ll gladly try my best to accommodate your requests. Thanks again. Peter Driver.

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Peter Driver.

Piscari-Fly, Woolengrange, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, R95 Y860, Ireland, 0879787040