Big wild trout near Dublin

I had some amazing brown trout fishing last night at a river which shall remain nameless 🙂 I got a 4lber, a 3lber, and a couple of 2lbers. All fish were released unharmed.

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Chocolate flood on the Boyne

The Boyne is now at .7 on the gauge at blackcastle and dropping. The trout were difficult due to the heavy colour in the water. I managed a few on the streamer and fast sinking line. I gave it a run down with the salmon rod. The river should fish well next week if there is no more rain.

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River Boyne trout on Streamers

Some pictures of fish from the Boyne from Sunday 22nd of April.
I had a great morning on the Boyne at Navan last Sunday.I fished streamers on an intermediate line and caught plenty of trout. Interestingly the Streamers work well on the flat deep pools, not just the streams. I also tried some new eel skin streamers and they work as expected! The fresh water appeared to be dropping out of the river quickly. Hopefully the rain this week will give us a good flood to improve the Salmon fishing as there are a trickle of Springers coming in now.

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Early April on the Boyne and Liffey

I had the pleasure of guiding Simons Welter, a guide from South Carolina a couple of weeks ago. We fished both on the Boyne and the Liffey. Fishing was tough in the cold north winds, but Simons proved to be very proficient with dead drift nymphing and we managed to get a few fish.
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Streamers on the Liffey in low water

Had a nice day on the Liffey yesterday. The river is very low but the fish were mad for streamers! Just shows that streamers are not just a high water method. Scale down the size a little and use a long fine leader. No monsters but good fun!

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Welcome

Hi all,
I’m hoping to post on a regular basis about my angling exploits throughout the season.
My first day out on the Boyne in 2012 with my friend Chris Hall and fellow Instructor Dylan Cullen
we had some lovely big trout on Streamers.

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