FANTASTIC FLY FISHING

The other day I was guiding Kyle from the USA.  We were planning on a days salmon fishing but due to all the recent rain the river was out so we switched to plan B – lake trout on the Waterford Reservoirs.  The forecast was simply dreadful.  Strong north east winds and persistent heavy rain.  However, I was undeterred as after years of experience I knew we would have shelter from the wind in Knockaderry lake and there had been a good buzzer hatch there lately.  So off we went in search of some hard fighting trout.  Despite the weather we had a good start with Kyle nailing a decent rainbow early on.  The fight from that rainbow was exceptional, even on the powerful 10ft 7wt Mackenzie rod.

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It was nice to hear Kyle comment on the fantastic quality of the trout as he has fished in many places.  Next on the list was to try catch a brown and the one Kyle caught was a lovely fully finned fish too.

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We searched around the lake and had some more really good rainbows.

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The rain was so bad at times that it made taking good photos out of the question but I just had to get a shot of this belter.

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Kyle finished his day having caught and released eight trout, although not all of them were monsters.

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