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3rd Trial - 12.6.16 = Carrigavantry, near Waterford

(June 12, 2016)

Our 3rd trial was held on Sunday 12th June at Carrigavantry Reservoir, near Tramore, Co Waterford. This is a beautiful lake full of large fully finned brown and rainbow trout (and a few pike).

We got a great welcome from Michael Sheehan and the other club members from Waterford City & County Trout Anglers. They could not have been more helpful, carrying our gear, sorting out cups of tea and biscuits, boats, engines and measures and ensuring all we had to do was enjoy our fishing!

15 women, many of whom had travelled long distances from Counties Clare, Londonderry, Antrim, Mayo, Donegal amongst others, arrived bright and early and were soon were catching up on news while tackling up. The water temperature was still very high after the recent hot weather and the sun was shining brightly so it was hard fishing all round. More like August weather than mid June. However a few of their magnificent rainbows and browns allowed themselves to be caught and released.

Top angler was Maddy Kelly with 4 fish. Top boatman with 6 fish was Frank who boated Maddy Kelly and Michelle Hay, who got 2 fish.

All fish were caught using debarbed hooks and safely released to the lake.

Lovely to see everyone again and there was plenty of socialising over the weekend. Many thanks to Waterford Anglers and also to Rose and Ian at Easdale B&B in for looking after us so well, including driving us down to the lake so we didn't get lost and giving us free run of their lovely B&B all weekend.

Looking forward to the 4th trial of the year, which is to be held in Co Donegal, team places and captaincy is all to play for - all very close and exciting!

We will be back in Waterford!!


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