Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Perfect river conditions in the runup to Easter Weekend.

We are having a period of dry weather now which is due continue until well into next week.
Following the big flood on the 22nd., the river is now fining off very well
and will only improve further in the coming days.

The Ballyduff gauge is on 0.70m at 5.00pm today.
Beats on the upper river are now in fly order, and some of the lower beats
should be fly-fishable by tomorrow & all of them should be in fly order by the weekend.
Temperatures are cold with the air struggling to get to 5C during the day & is about 0 to +2C at night.
The water on the lower river is just over 7C & on the upper river it is only about 4.5C
We have high (3.9m) tides for the next couple of days, so hopefully this
- combined with the flood fining off - will encourage more fish to move in.
Prospects are looking very good for the Easter weekend.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Current Weather & River Conditions

Weather:  Current Rainfall Radar Picture     5 Day Forecast
 Continuing dry & cold except perhaps Friday which may be rather milder & wetter.
 Cold again for Saturday.

River Height:   Ballyduff: March 12:     0.89m @ 08.00 & falling & clearing very quickly
Colour/Clarity:  Ballyduff: March 12:     1½-2 feet @ 09.00  Peaty     Fermoy Webcam

Temperatures °C:  Water @ Ballyduff:    March 12:  7.4°C @ 11.00 
                              Water @ Killavullen: March 12:  4.1°C @ 15.00 Was 8.9°C @ 23.00 on the 9th.!
                                     Air @ Ballyduff:  March 12:    -1°C @ 09.00
Run of Fish:  The first fish of the season off the river was reported on the 19th. on Killavullen club waters. On the 20th. one of our rods lost a sea-liced fish of  8-10lb at the bank - he had forgotten his net! There was also a report of a  sea-liced fish from another lower beat the same day.  As the river came into good order it was evident that there was a good  head of springers in the river judging by the number of fish caught/lost  relative to the (low) angling effort.
As we are in the second week of March, there seem to be few fish running
& I am not hearing reports of any fish being caught at the moment.
Catches:  First Fish of the Season Friday 22nd. on Upper Kilmurry.
               A sea-liced fish lost on the 20th. at the bank too.
Methods:  Good spinning order now. Another day or two to be in fly order on the lower river.
Prospects:  Improving as the latest flood fines off.