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

How’s The Fishing?

Peter and Mark have been out a bit on the River Nore over the last week.Still patchy fishing, its still not where it should be. Fish seem to be still podded up a bit and in isolated areas. The wind is a killer to fishing. Picking up some decent trout along the way with nymphs mostly during the day. Not much Dry Fly action during the day but hopefully this good hot spell will bring on the trout even better. If you are thinking of heading out give us a shout and come on down to the River Nore. Permits available in the shop and we will point you in the right direction for some good fishing. So feel free to give us a shout anytime you fancy the River Nore and Thomastown waters. Hopefully it gets better as the summer goes on.

The 2 nymphs that are working best on the Nore at the moment are gasolina perdigon hends 233 for the body with a copper bead and Tommi-Fly no 6 with coq de leon up the back and spectra dubbing. 3mm and 3.5mm and then 2.5mm when the conditions and depth of water changes as they move up through the river.

Saltwater Action

The lads are getting ready for some saltwater fishing over the coming days in Wexford and then there is a trip planned for Mizen Head early july targeting sea bass and sea trout all along the estuaries adn coasatline.

If you want to get into saltwater flyfishing the Traper Warrior SW Rod is ideal. A good quality rod at a good price. Or the Syndicate Aquos is also a great saltwater capable rod but a little more pricey. If you buy either of these rods we will include the piscari-fly saltwater fly line for free.

To have a look at these rods or line in more detail see links below:

Here’s some of Peter’s favourite flatwings for his upcoming trip to Wexford.

ITFFA International Fly-fishing

Team and Individual Gold for ITFFA Ireland team from the International Fly-Fishing Association Rivers competition on the River Tees in England. Massive congratulations to all involved. A super achievement by Mark Sloan taking overall top individual rod, the Brown Bowl Gold.

Team Members: Andrew Sloan Capt, Mark Sloan, Stanley Moore, Joe Winder, Brian Russell, Peter M Doherty, Seamus O’Neill and Brian Larkin.

Angling Championship Update

The Fips Mouche World Fly-Fishing Championship in France began today and is off to a flying start with Ireland in 2nd position after Day 1. We wish them all the best. The champioship takes place over 5 sessions on rivers and lakes.

For all up to date information and scores check out the website:

Give us a buzz here for fishing advice, [email protected] or [email protected]

What’s New?




BACK IN STOCK – Hand Stripped Polish Quills

Take the pain, and inconsistency, out of stripping and dying peacock quills: we supply ready to use quills dyed in a range of colours.

This body material is used to create fantastic natural segmentation of flies tied on hooks from 12-22 – dries, nymphs, spiders and buzzers.

The quill comes from peacock eyes and is hand stripped, which eliminates the problems of cracking as when bleached or chemically stripped.

Check it out

Or give us a bell here at piscari-fly 0879787040 or [email protected]

Or give us a bell here at piscari-fly 0879787040 or [email protected]


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