19 March 2011

Start of the season on the River Dodder

St Patrick's Day, the 17th of March always means one thing to me, the start of the season on the river Dodder. It's where I caught my first fish many years ago, a Brown Trout of 3/4lb on a worm and for that reason I've always been fond of this little river. Rising in the Wicklow mountains and flowing through Tallaght, Rathgar, Donnybrook, and Ballsbridge before entering Grand Canal Dock in Ringsend where it meets with the River Liffey. This little trout river offers some great trout fishing right in the heart of Dublin.
  
First brown trout of the year on the dry fly