Even the most eye-catching countryside can be elevated by stretches of open water, running free as it cuts a path through pastures and woodland alike. Mount Juliet has not one but two significant rivers within its walls, the famous River Nore and its tributary, the King’s River. Both rivers have supplied the tables of Mount Juliet Estate and other great houses of the area with plentiful catches of salmon and wild brown trout through the years. Today, its 12 named pools offer guests some of the finest fishing in Ireland with record catches to be had during the season.
Fishing can be arranged from break of dawn until darkness falls, for a day, an afternoon or a few quiet hours in the evening. Mount Juliet offer angling tuition and help for complete beginners or anybody unfamiliar with the mysteries of the rod and fly .
They cover French nymphing which can be done at any time of day and from just under your rod tip and dry dropper. This is best done in the early hours as you fish at distance for weary trout in shallower water. Whether you’re a novice or a professional, each method has its own challenges, but those challenges may also bring great rewards.