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

How’s The Fishing?

Some improvements on the Nore system this week. Mark got out for a Dry Fly session. Mark was on the Upper Nore again near Durrow town in Co. Laois. Down there 2 weeks ago after having a great evening rise. He got out again on Friday evening late after work. Fishing the evening rise from 9.30pm into dark until 11pm. Mark found fishing to be great as the session went on, but slow to start as fish had moved onto a different hatch of fly. After a few changes, Mark found they were on Upwinged Olives. Fishing size 18s or 20s is fine. Using a 12foot tapered leader with 6 foot of 0.08mm Shogun mono to the fly was best for Mark, giving great turn over.

Cover all areas of the river. Catching some good sized fish in close to the bank and in the middle of river inbetween the weed beds. Mark found fishing slow in slacker water but as approaching and fishing up into faster water and eddies fish weren’t as fussy and were taking with nearly every cast. Moving to some cdc sedges as it got darker skating them in the faster water to entice take from bigger fish. Proven successful. These flies were treated with Piscari-Fly Dry-X and the flies stayed up all evening, the presentation was excellent too. was the fly Mark found most successful.

Olive CDC upwing

Mark would remind everyone of the importance to have your fullers earth (to degrease you tippet to fly), amadou patch (drying dry flies), dry powder, and a cap light for those late evening to dark sessions on the river as changes without a cap light can prove difficult at times especially with small size 18s and 20s flies.

Nore trout

A little video of Mark on the water.


Ricky Croke was on the lower Nore fishing his Piscari-Fly Venator 10ft 6 2weight. Picked up this lovely trout some lovely markings on him. Piscari-Fly black nymph with purple thorax cover worked a treat for Ricky.

Temperatures are set to rise now for the forseeable so hopefully we will get to see a big increase of activity on the water for trout on the Lower Nore system. So we should hopefully see some good fishing over the coming weeks finally.

Angling Championship Update

This weekend’s All-Ireland championship was cancelled down in Kanturk due to a pollution incident that occured but it has been rescheduled for the Function River in Kildorrery, Cork on Saturday 27th July.

The Fips Mouche World Fly-Fishing Championship will be in France from the 22nd of June.

For all up to date information and scores check out the website: Team Ireland headed out Monday, the team is William Tanner, John Buckley, Michael Drinan, Robert Hacket, Sean Dempsey and Ciaran Reilly. We wish them the best of luck in the championship and we will keep you all posted here too on how the tournament is progressing and how Team Ireland are doing.

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