Do Fish Learn to avoid Flies & Lures

  Neil Wagener wrote an article in NZ Fisher #50. The basic premise of this article is that fish become conditioned to lures the more they see them and if they are hooked, landed and released during this process then the negative association is reinforced. The...

Hideaway Lakes

2001 was an important year, we confirmed our first case of foot and mouth, we rejected the Niece treaty, and I left home for the first time to spread the wings. I didnt go far mind you, 30 odd miles south, to Co Kilkenny, Thomastown to be precise, Mount Juliet, to be...

How to Find Trout After a Flood or Run-off

Waters receding after a flood, run-off or high water offer good fishing opportunities if you know where to look. It is one of fly-fishing’s less than memorable experiences. You travel to the river, arrive at your accommodation, and try to sleep with your head...

The Griese

So I joined the Griese River Trout and Salmon Anglers Association last week. Here is a not so quick report on experience so far! On Thursday last, I applied for membership on the griese, the RGTSAA has 11 beats, from Colbinstown Bridge to Kilkea Castle spanning about...