The County Kerry Experience
The destination for this episode of The Game Fishers Diary could not be much more charming, as Rae Borras samples the array of fishing available in County Derry, on the south west coast of Ireland. The history and landscape of the area are synonymous with fly fishing, going back hundreds of years. Rae begins on Lough Currane, guided by local gillie Dennis, where they implement boat drifting tactics, similar to those used on UK Trout reservoirs, to target the Sea Trout that migrate through to spawn. After a quick visit to the neighbouring Lough Derriana for some wild brownies, local Tom O’Shea takes Rae to the coast for a rare opportunity for cliffside Pollack fishing on the fly. County Derry offers a chance unlike anywhere else to fish in surroundings unchanged for hundreds of years.