Philip Maher Fishhunt Angling

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Fly Fishing and Fly tying Instructor. FFF master and THCI qualified as well as GAIA APGAI trout , salmon and Fly Dressing. Munsters largest fishing and hunting store. Prime private beats on River Suir and Blackwater.For up to date reports on Angling in Ireland and tackle advice please feel free to contact me. Tight Lines, Philip.
 
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suir dry fly

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I was on the upper Suir yesterday with 2 French anglers. The rise started at about 10.30 and the trout eat the water for over 2 hours. The best trout measured 44cm and there was a lot of fish landed close to that on black gnat and BWO's. The may fly is starting to appear also and I would say we will be getting trout on them in the next week or so.
 

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small flood

The river is up about 2 feet from the rain in the past few days and the salmon are starting to run.
 

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Great fishing In ireland

The fishing has been great for the past few weeks since the big flood in early July. The salmon have started to run and we have had a few in the high teens so far but none above the 20lbs mark. The trout fishing has also produced some nice fish from the suir with 2 wild trout over 5 lbs so far. The Nire has loads of fish in the 2-3 lbs class if you fancy catching stockies.
 
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Heavy rain

Heavy rain started last night and is forecast for the next 3 days so expect good salmon fishing for the rest of the season on the Suir and Blackwater.
 

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Pike, Bass, and fly tying

Now that the Salmon and trout season has come to a close, it is time to start back at the Pike and Bass. I was on the sea yesterday. We had 2 good size Mullet on the fly, and there was 4 bass landed by my rods. The best was around 7lbs.
The 2010 winter fly tying classes are starting soon. To secure your place contact me on the numbers above. Now is also a good time to catch yourself a great deal on tackle and the Fishhunt store is having huge clearance sale to make room for the hunting season stock. Excellent value on ex demo rods from Orvis, Hardy, Sage snowbee, G-loomis, Vision, guideline and many more.
 

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IFI end of season report for my Suir beats

"The season statistics for the waters controlled by Philip Maher make impressive reading. The first salmon of the season was taken in March, however the fishing did not really get underway until the rain/runs in June. These two beats produced 464 fish with the Kilsheelan yielding 316 fish and the Newcastle beat another 148. The size of salmon ranged from 2.5 lbs - 29.5lbs with the size breakdown being

• 2 fish 25lbs +
• 7 fish 20-25lbs
• 53 fish 16 to 20lbs
• 169 fish 11-15 lbs
• 205 fish 6-10lbs
• 28 fish 2-5lbs

9 fish weighing over the magic 20lbs (Irish Specimen Salmon) were caught by rods with the best weighing in at just less than 30lbs. At 29.6lbs to be precise and this leviathan was caught on prawn and returned on the Newcastle beat in July. Unfortunately though weighed and witnessed no one had a camera to record the mighty fish.

With lots of excellent fly water it is not surprising that 57% of the fish were taken on fly, a further 26% fell to the allure of the prawn and 17% on spinner. The figure for fly caught salmon is increasing and Philip believes that this was due in part to the low water levels experienced for most of the season. By early September it was being said that the river Suir was the lowest it has been for some 60 years.

Catches were fairly evenly spread between July, August and September. It was extraordinary the river was able to fish in such low water and given a normal year August could have been a superb month. As the season closed sea liced fish were being taken up and to including the last day of the season."
 
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Just to let you all know that we will be hosting a FFF event in Ireland starting on the 12th of September to the 15th. This could be your chance to meet some of the best casters in the world or sit your exams as CI, MCI or even THCI. There will also be an open day of workshops and demos at the premier casting venue with it 2 very large casting lakes and 2.5 miles of double bank salmon fishing. The following week GAIA will hold its certification process on the same venue so plenty for all. If you would like more information on these 2 great events please contact me Philip at FishHunt with Philip Maher
 
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