Well another trout season draws to a close, and what a great season 2014 was for the river dodder anglers. The river fished well around Patricks weekend, then slowed. We had good rain in April, this freshened the river and the sport came back, mainly to small olives. May arrived and there was a good hatch of Mayfly, in early May, which seems to have been country wide, in fact Lough Derg and Lough Sheelin fished extremely well in the first two weeks of May, the Pearl Mayfly did all the damage.
Summer was excellent for the beach, but as the river levels dropped the fishing became very difficult, the only way to temp these now wise trout, was with small black flies, like the knotted midge.
In July the Salmon and Sea Trout arrived into the lower stretches, with the floods back in June, with a few good fish being caught and returned (Remember All Salmon and Sea Trout are catch and release for 2014 and a state Salmon licence is required)
We wish to send out a big THANK YOU to all those hard working river dodder anglers, who grafted hard on the work parties, to make the River Dodder such a fantastic amenity for the whole of Dublin, Where else would you get such a facility within a capital. WELL DONE !!
And so on to the winter, we only have the stock lakes like Tinnehinch, Annamoe, and Brittas, and for those dark winter evenings, there is always the fly tying.
We will have the new 2015 the River Dodder Anglers membership cards back into the store around the 10th March 2015, so until then, stay safe, and enjoy the winter.