29th January 2010

30 01 2010

A lovely fresh morning to be out on the lures…..

But unfortunately I have not got time to head out this weekend, so we decided to squeeze a few hours in on the bait last night.

It was a spur of the moment trip so Pat Barry and I were armed only with frozen bait. A beautiful clear night with the bright full moon lighting up the flat calm sea.

6/O Pennel Pulleys loaded with Razor and Black Lug was the order of the night, first cast I noticed a slight knock on Barry’s rod which resulted in a small Bass hooked in the bottom lip. Quick picture and he was released and off he swam happy as Larry. That was the only action for the rest of the session, we were kept occupied investigating the erosion caused by the winter storms, exposing large rocks and gulley’s.
The last cast which I had out at distance resulted in a Codling which engulfed the huge bait with ease!

A short session with little action but was nice to be out all the same, getting close to the second month of the year now.
The fishing should start to slowly impove with a bit of luck 🙂 .



Sunday 24th January

25 01 2010

Barry and I set out at first light to see if we could tempt our first Lure caught Bass of 2010. We arrived at our first location with the temperature reading – 2.5 and dense fog reducing visibility down to about to about 20 yards. A small to moderate swell was rolling in at 12 second intervals from the South West, water clarity had improved from a brown tint to a milky tint with small pieces of weed still showing through out the water depth, unfortunately visibility under water appeared to less than a foot.

With the slcack tide adding to the factors we carried on regardless for 6 hours covering some 80 km over varied terrain in search of some water clarity. At each location we gave the plugs and soft plastics a run just in case the lateral lines of the Bass were switched on in the vicinity. It wasn’t to be, but that wont stop us for heading out again this week ! Took a few pictures as well as a a few waves over the head 😀 , Barry took a decent wetting while perched on a rock …he felt that @ -2.5 degrees 🙂
My main camera got flooded by a large wave, so the pictures arnt great they are from my back up 4.0mp  camera.

We met Patrick in the afternoon after digging a bit of lug and decided to try for a large Cod. That evening we hit the mark on a rising tide, 6/0 Pennel Pulleys were launched out loaded with 5 juicy lug. After 4 hours neither of us had a bite, second last cast a rockling took a fancy to my 6/0, which brought an end to a disappointing evening catch wise.
We had good craic all the same, here is Barry readying his pose in wait for the monster Cod 😛
We also came across this poor little bugger washed up on the shore:


Selecting what lures to bring tomorrow.

23 01 2010

I have just been organising my hard and soft lures for tomorrows session.
We plan to fish at dawn on a small rising tide and judging by the heavy fog outside at the moment, we should have a nice bit of cover too.

I dont like carrying too much gear with me so ive narrowed down my arsenal to the items below:

These should see me through the morning with a bit of luck, and one may even tempt an early bar of silver 🙂 .

Welcome To My Blog.

20 01 2010


I have been meaning to set up a Blog for the last couple of years to follow our fishing expeditions and try to capture the craic as well as excellent fishing that can be encountered if you are willing to put the time and effort in. This Blog will try and do just that, it will follow us three lads Barry Howlin, Patrick Gahan and I as we try to put our fishing tokens to good use along the Irish coast line and the odd trip over seas.I shall be expanding the Blog over the coming days and weeks with various tabs of information and tips we have picked up along our previous fishing trips , as well as reporting our weekly fishing adventures.


Stay tuned and enjoy!