It was great to meet you all for the tannyard cleanup, and I hope the old tannery becomes a lively place. It certainly has potential!
I went fishing by bridge across the entrance to Kilkea. There’s a stile there what leads, a bit precariously, to a glorious pool over what was a millrace or leat? nice hatch there, but the water being limpid and slow, the little trout, 6-8 inches long, were very nervy& wary. I saw a dozen rises for little brown/beige flies (my entomology is wanting). but no takes.
I also went back the Quaker mill, which is becoming one of my favourite spots. The water levels were high and the flow speedy, which has me perplexed as it has not rained. No luck in the pool just after the bridge, but in a slower vortex after the dropoff, on the edge of the riffle, I caught this little brownie on a tiny orange body elkhair cadis, size 12.
all the best,