Trout Fishing

Clonanav Fly Fishing offers challenging fishing in a beautiful part of Ireland.  Brown trout fishing on the Rivers Suir, Nire and Tar.

At Clonanav Fly Fishing we are fortunate enough to have access to some of the best brown trout river fishing in Ireland. The River Suir and tributaries offer unrivalled fishing for native brown trout in beautiful countryside.  The river Suir is renowned as a brown trout fishery and offers exceptional dry fly fishing for wild brown trout.  Its tributaries the Nire, Tar and Anner offer exceptional fishing, these smaller rivers are gin clear and have easy wading.

We have access to close to 20 miles of private fishing for our clients use all of which is no more than 10 mins drive from our centre. In fact much of the fishing is just 5 mins away!

 

River Suir

Ireland's 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.

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.

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.

Suitable equipment for the fishing the Suir is a 9ft #4/5 Line 6X & 7X leaders.


River Nire

River Nire

 

A gin clear spate/freestone river flowing from the Comeragh Mountains through the Nire Valley until its confluence with the river Suir. It is a narrow river (12 m/35 ft) with a ripple and pool formation. Access is easy/moderate but wading is over moderate sized rocks. 

The river has a good stock of fish from 20 to 30 cm as well as some much larger fish. The fishing is mainly on dry fly and nymph with some streamer fishing during high water.

Main hatches include BWO, Spurwings, Sedges, Stoneflies and a good deal of terrestrials. Best flies are Comparaduns, Klinkhammers, Elk hair caddis, Black gnat, small bead heads

Suitable equipment for the fishing the Nire is a 7 – 8ft #3/5 line. 6X & 7X leaders.

A lime stone river very similar to the south of England chalkstreams. A wide (45 ft/15 m), shallow river, with a healthy growth of flowering ranunculus weed. The bottom is level, making wading easy. It is noted for its remarkable dry fly fishing due to the shallow nature of the river.

River Tar

 

The river has a good stock of fish from 20 to 30 cm as well as some much larger fish up to 45 cm

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.

Suitable equipment for the fishing the Tar is an 8ft rod for a 3/4 line. 6X & 7X leaders

 

 

River Anner

Another stunning tributary of the Suir, the river Anner flows through rich pastureland and has amazing hatches and good stocks of large trout.

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.

Suitable equipment for the fishing the Anner is an 8ft rod for a 3/4 line. 6X & 7X leaders

 

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