River Suir

September 15, 2010

River Suir

Irelands’ second longest river and world famous for its dry fly fishing. It is a wide (30m/100ft) limestone river/spring creek flowing for 114 miles to the sea at Waterford port. The river has easy access and wading is a pleasure with a level gravel bottom.

Fish

The fish average size is from 20 to 40 cm (8 to 16) inches, larger fish are also caught. With many slow glides and pools the fi sh are very selective, so long fine leaders are the norm with flies ranging from size 12 to 22.

Flies/Hatches

The main hatches are BWO, Caddis, Spurwing, black gnats etc. We use a lot of small dries, mainly Klinkhammers, Comparaduns, Elk hair caddis, and small bead heads.

Equipment

Suitable equipment for the fishing the Suir is a 9ft #5 Line 6X & 7X leaders. [gallery link="file" columns="4"]    

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