Wednesday, 27 July 2011


I tried for some bait briefly at the weekend and a local rock mark which is normally pretty good for Mackerel but even these proved hard to get. I managed a few Coalies and a stray Launce hardly what I need for a next weekend and meagre tally for an hours hard feathering when you need about 20 Mackerel .....sometimes you just need a boat.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Wexford memories

Had a great time in Wexford. It was one of the toughest weeks fishing I've had. Jimmy was great and we put in some fruitless shifts which were as hard for him as they were for me. I learned a lot and put eyes on some fantastic spots that we just don't have the like of in Scotland. I will be back that's for sure.

Cobh- Cork Harbour

Here is the impressive cathedral in Cobh ( note the gill net in the foreground apparently banned but 20 ft from an inland fisheries car which was parked....)

I stood in a nice little harbour with a cruise ship where the Titanic once sat anchored before its maiden voyage. I fed the Mullet for 40 minutes before they decided to play.

Cork Harbour

The Irish are lucky in many ways as we we know. Cork Harbour what a place! So many options and angling possibilities. I spent a morning afloat and then in afternoon in Cobh when Jim attended a fisheries meeting the Mullet whisperer's idle hands were at play.

Wexford plastic fantastic

What can I say about this place on my first visit? Tough fishing, tough weather some nice fish on a new method in tough conditions....

I visited Jim and took part in the Hendricks experience. The man does not stop. Miles we drove miles we walked covering the water and what water it is. I had the pleasure of visiting some interesting and varied Bass environments that even when the prospect of a fish seemed distant the possibilities kept us both focused as Jim knew and I was aware what might happen next.

Jim talked me through the use of soft plastics and how to fish them in the strong tidal environment with some success on my virgin Irish Bass outing.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Starters orders

Bags packed of a fashion, weather playing up and I hope the Bass are playing as well....

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Somersualting Sea Trout

Hooked up with my old mate Rodney tonight for a long overdue session for Sea Trout. It has to be said that Rodder's mood was less than positive for some reason. But it is amazing what a take on on your first cast can do to lighten the frame of mind....I've got one, he says in the most surprised manner...

We had some fantastic fun, lost more than we caught and also had these two cracking fish of 2.7 and 2.5. My fish will stay in my memory for a long time,superb scrap with 6 or 7 high jumps and screeching runs on a light drag, happy as Larry as the man says and a satisfying way to hit number 30 in the species hit list. Really pleased with this one and Rodder's was the cheshire cat at the end of night!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Rock Goby & Common Goby

Another one for the species list.... 28, edit from Monday 29 another addition on Wednesday without too many posts about Goby's had a few other Rock Goby's and three Common Goby's..