Fishing in Waterville - Kerry - Ireland
SALMON FISHING IN WATERVILLE
The main Spring salmon run is from January to May. Average weight 10 lbs. A 12 to 15 foot double handed fly rod is recommended. Popular patterns are Hairy Mary, Thunder and lightening, Munro Killer, Black Doctor, Blue Charm, in sizes 6, 8 and 10.
The main grilse run from May to September. Average weight is 5 lbs, and lighter tackle than is used for the Spring is recommended.
SEA - TROUT FISHING IN WATERVILLE
The sea trout fishing season begins in mid-May. Average weight 2-2 ½ lbs. From July onwards finnock (known locally as 'juniors') can also be caught. Average weight 1-1 ½ lbs. A single-handed 10 to 11 ft rod is recommended, and popular patterns are Bibio, Black Pennell, Claret Bumble, Connemara Black, Fiery Brown and Watson's Fancy in sizes 8, 10, 12, and 14.