We had a full house for the river trout fishing course on the Ballyduff Bridge Fishery. The day started off cool and overcast but it warmed up a bit in the afternoon. In the morning we looked at tackle choice, casting and some key techniques such as wet fly, streamer fishing and various nymphing methods. There was a great focus and willingness to learn amongst the course participants.
Maurice even managed to hook and land a nice trout during the demo!
After a break for tea and sandwiches we continued on by demonstrating dry fly and dry/dropper tactics. Despite the cold wind and lack of a hatch on the day, one wee fish even rose to my black gnat when I was giving a few pointers on fishing dries. The guys all fished on for a while in the evening and it was good to see them picking up a few fish on wet flies and weighted nymphs. The next course is the Salmon Fishing Course on May 18th also at Ballyduff Bridge Fishery for the great value fee of just €80 per person. If you are interested in learning about salmon fly fishing or improving your technique, then get in touch.