John Horsey/Anglers World fly fishing competition winners trip.

The Mount Falcon Estate is a luxury estate in beautiful grounds with its own scenic trout lake (stocked with perfectly formed rainbows).

Salmon fishing on the River Moy is adjacent to the property. Excellent wild brown trout is available on small lakes where access and wading is easy to larger loughs of Conn and Mask where a boat and ghillie is essential.
The salmon were in short supply on our trip but the trout fishing was excellent. John Horsey and I escorted Geert, Digger and Joan our competition winners on an action packed 6 days in scenic County Mayo.

Lough Derg Hybrids

Baz Smith checked out the fishing on Derg based at Tully’s Cottages right on the shoreline.
Boat access to good fishing platforms essential. With changeable weather fishing was hard but Baz had some quality hybrids fishing the feeder at 45 yards. Early and late sessions produced the fish. 

Cassidy’s Cottages

Enjoy top river and lake fishing in scenic setting for bream, hybrids, roach, tench and pike. Stay in great value self catering cottages providing high accommodation standards.

Superb value self catering accommodation in County Cavan close to the very best coarse fishing in Ireland. 2 and 3 bedroom well furnished cottages in scenic location and within easy reach of local facilities.

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John Horsey recently returned from escorting his Team Lexus competition winners on a great trout and salmon trip to scenic County Mayo. Despite extremely changeable weather in early May they enjoyed good sport for wild brown trout on Conn and Mask, fresh run spring salmon on Lough Conn and the River Moy plus some interesting overwintered fit rainbows on buzzers and dries on the estate lake.
Mount Falcon Estate is a luxury, relaxing holiday location perfect for the serious fly fisher and non fishing partners. Well organised trout and salmon fishing by experienced fisheries manager and keen angler Stuart Price who has access to top local guides.
Prize winners Russell Owen and Phil Cotton fished hard, put in the hours despite some tough weather and caught on all waters.

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Tips for Fishing Clear Water

Coarse fishing in clear water areas require a different approach. The waters in Denmark and Ireland have changed in recent years. Cleaner sewerage plants and zebra mussels have contributed to clearer waters. On bright days bream in particular head into deeper water (being low light feeders).

Avoid using ground-bait. Use it for plugging your feeder and a dark mix is essential. The key is particle feed and the best in terms of cost, preparation and effectiveness is WHEAT. It is as good if not better than caster and way cheaper. A 20kg bag will cost about £10 and provide the equivalent in volume to around £400 of caster. You will use that volume between 2 anglers in a week.!!!

Prebait (using a small carp spod), loose feed and use as a base particle in your feeder with chopped worm if you are targeting bream.

Baz Smith (IRELAND) and Keith Lidgett (DENMARK) have proved the effectiveness fishing large and small stillwaters where the water was very clear.

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