Apologies i have not been posting as regular, but lifes hectic and there have been many events all over the country, most have been hampered by wind or rain . But finally the sunshine arrived to the happiness of our Nation, apart from all the
Fly Anglers that is.
When we get sun in Ireland we normally get wind and this can cause even harder conditions for the lake and River anglers, sun and wind is never good on the lakes or rivers. I would prefer a flat calm conditions with bright sun any
day. The Rivers are ok to an extent as the main hatches are in the eveing at this time of year. The the wind normally drops in the evening aswell, making for pleasant fishing conditions, but without rain the rivers get lower and lower and full of weed. the
water clarity becomes extremely good. So what to do, where to go.
The Liffey have been my main port of call. The evening rise on the stretches i fish on the Liffey have been ok. Not great but ok. Small sedges, very very small sedges hatch in the evning
along with various olives. But the sedges are the main hatch throughout July with a few olives hatching here and there.
I did fish a few competitions on my local Club Stretch of the Liffey and they are running C and R competitions, which is great fun,but
in the dark it can be tricky. I have dunked a phone , a camera and myself numerous times trying to measure fish.
The sedge hatches lasted 30 mins if you were lucky, little guys can range in sizes and colours , using the stomach pump its
amazing to see what stage of the hatch of the sedge the trout feed on most. You would think that with all the splashy rises etc they would be on the adult. But they are all taking the sedges as they emerge.