By May the fly fishing season had really taken off. Another trip to Lough Corrib for the Mayfly (although this was a bit patchy) produced some nice trout.
Fishing Awareness Day took place at Carrigavantry Reservoir. Days like this are really important to get youth into our sport.
A highlight of the day was the entomology workshop by Willie and Martin.
And the Waterford Reservoirs continued to produce quality trout to buzzers.
It was a case of more of the same in June with the arrival of:
Good hatches on the Suir and its tributaries.
Grilse and seatrout in the Munster Blackwater.
And Bass (and bass anglers!) in Dungarvan Harbour
In July the reservoir trout turned their attention to Caddis.
I took part in the Charity Open Day at Ballyduff Bridge that raised a lot of money for the Crumlin Childrens Hospital.
And helped out a few other associations with casting demonstrations on the Blackwater and Slayney. It was around this time that I decided to establish Game Fishing Ireland as a an independent local business guiding anglers in the area for:
and sea bass.
August was a busy month with tuition and guiding starting to take off.
I stocked up on some saltwater flies.
And the bass fishing was tough but rewarding.