2013 – A Review: Part 1


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In January the Waterford Reservoirs fished well with some quality trout caught on Knockaderry  in particular.

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February was a month of fishing shows.  First the Hooked Live show in Citywest where I gave a talk on fishing tactics and I also attended the Angling Ireland Expo in Swords.  The latter is the only of the two that is going ahead in 2014 but it should be a cracker.  I didn’t get much fishing in but I did get a few hours in on Ardaire Springs for the hard fighting rainbows there.

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March is a busy month with the Waterford Reservoirs reopening but this year the cold weather just continued.

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The River Suir opened for fishing on the 17th but the highlight for me was our annual trip to Lough Corrib for the Duckfly Hatch.  In 2013 we hit Cornamona in freezing conditions with no Duckfly to be seen.  We wondered if all our early season reservoir fishing in severe conditions might prove an advantage? It certainly didn’t hurt as we caught some cracking wild brown trout.

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April started with more really cold weather.

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However it was a great month for buzzer fishing on Carrigavantry.

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For me the highlight was when the weather picked up enough to take Luke and Leah out on Knockaderry for a few hours.  I think there was more time spent having picnics than fishing.

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Guiding other people is awesome but taking your own kids out fishing is SPECIAL. The brief session was capped off with one of the nicest fish I have ever landed from that lake. AWESOME!

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Stay tuned for Part 2 where I will be reviewing the second 4 months of 2013!