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

How’s the Fishing?

On Sunday Mark headed to Lough Owel in Mullingar Co. Westmeath. Launching their boat on the Lake near Tullaghans shoreline. The conditons looked promising with a nice steady wind with mixed cloud cover & sunshine. Mark and Roger geared up both with Airflo Di3 Sweep line. Hearing from recent reports it was a best line being caught on. Mark set up with a 4-fly setup & Roger a 3-fly setup. Again from some resent reports of areas of fish being caught the lads headed down the lake not far from Launching. Towards a area called Sueder. Fishing the shelfs and shallows out outside of the bay on various drifts with little action. Spotting a few boats make thesame drift again inside the bay, they went in to have a look and came on an old drift from last year, only to their luck on first drift both landing a fish each and missing and losing fish each on same drift. Carried out this drift a few more times over next hour or so. Hooking some fine trout and bringing more to the surface on the hang at the end of their retrieve. Plenty duckfly shucks on the water with Olive hatches emerging off the surface. With some fish turning and taking off the surface.

Things seem to slow up around lunch time as heavier ends came and hatch died off. Lads headed in for nice Steak sandwhich lunch cooked up on island before heading back out. Mark moved to a Di5 sweep due to the winds. Given few drifts around Captains Bay and Ladies island but only meeting one fish. Winds still high so decided to head down the lake towards the neck. Doing few drifts before decided to hit the shorelines again and they landed another 3 nice fish in 3 drifts with bringing two more fish to the surface on the hang once again. Not a bad first day out on Lough Owel by all accounts. Fry style minkies for point, stimulators for top dropper and changing middle droppers with different pearly dabblers, sooty olive patterns was best for the guys.



Video to follow on our club.


Owen went off up the canals up around monasterevein at the weekend. He was using some of our heavy jig flies that he had me tie up for him in serach of perch. He came across a couple of nice perch and this lovely pike. If you are looking for any heavy weighted perch or pike flies get in touch with is here at [email protected].


Top pattern for fishing in Heavy Water

Doesn’t look like we are going to have any let us in this rainy awful weather. Met Eireann have predicted rain on and off for the next number of days again and heavy in parts of the country.

Stay safe and in the newsletter from March 19th I had information on and top tips on safety. Might be worth a reread.

A video on Nymphing in Coloured water

And here is a video of the tying of the nymph that is always worth a swim in heavy water.


​Tackle Bag


Airflo Competitor Fly box

Recent restock of the airflo competitor fly box. A great flybox to keep your flies dry and safe when you are out on a boat. They are also available in multiple colours (White, Orange and Grey) so one colour for dries, one for mayflies or buzzers or whatever flies you want to bring with you. But basically I colour code my flies for easy access.

Airflo Superstik competition fly rods and switch pro reels also back in stock.


What’s Coming?

Don’t forget the Irish Spring Angling Fair is on the bank holiday weekend in May, a great family event. It promises to be bigger and better at Ardaire Springs Angling Centre on the 4th and 5th May 2024.

The lineup is starting to be announced and it is looking like a super exciting line up of demonstrations in casting and flytying and some great trade stands coming along too. So if you are free that weekend or in the area or into flyfishing or flytying make sure you come along. Looking forward to seeing everyone there. Don’t miss it its 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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Piscari-Fly, Woolengrange, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, R95 Y860, Ireland, 0879787040