Paddy Dunworth  of Celtic Angling reports on some good fishing to mayfly on the River Deel. Co. Limerick. Take it away Paddy…

Rob O’Meara and wife Sue are staying at my local Mustard Seed for the 3rd May running and joined me over the weekend.
We were going to mix fishing between the Deel and Maigue but such was the prolific nature of the Mayfly hatch on the Deel we stayed put. Rob has lived in Bath and now in Kent and his fly-fishing was mainly limited to English reservoirs, he has now become a member of Tonford fishery on the Great Stour river in Kent and so his visits ‘home’ to Ireland (Rob’s dad came from Ballyorgan in Ballyhoura country) will stand him in good stead in that regard. The Deel was running strong and a little coloured yesterday and today but conditions don’t matter when the ‘fly’ is up.
Rob had up to 10 fish yesterday and another 6 today, chuffed that he got 4 or 5 on the dry Mayfly, with the rest falling to a mayfly nymph fished on the point. He’s taking a break from fishing tomorrow as he and Sue are heading for beautiful Killarney, but I suspect he can’t wait to get back to Kent to practice his new-found skills, slán abhaile to them both. ( All fish carefully returned)




Go fishing…

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