Specimen Sea Trout

15 01 2012

We headed West in search of some early season Bass, who didn’t show on the day for the record …., but Barry landed a fish of a life time as he bounced a soft plastic on a falling tide.

In his own words :

With settled weather and above average water tempretures for January fish have been showing up in numbers…..so with all that in mind we dusted down the lure rods and headed for Waterford for the first outing of 2012 with the hopes of an early season fish or two……

We met up early this morning and headed on to a mark that had been producing fish this week…….arrived on site happy days clear water no weed at all and a slight breeze blowing…ita all good……Danny,Pat,Crevan and myself hit the shore”s

The Beginning Of 2012

We fished for about an hour with no success so decided to move a couple of 100 yards and what a move that proved to be my second or third cast with a Delalnde GT shad and a 7gram jig head my rod got up ended and nearly pulled out of my hand to my delight as a i roared wey hey fish on !!!!!!!!! I laughed my b0ll0cks off as i played the fish in amazement that one of us had actually hooked a fish on a lure in January…….

Barry Putting The Branzino Through Its Paces.

It took off like a rocket to my delight as the Branzino rod bent over like a good thing,and after a couple of minutes and lots of drag adjustments it was very close to shore and we all expected to see the first bass of the year but no no it was a surprise to see a huge sea trout beach itself in front of us…….result………

Barry Was Not Expecting This

After many smiles…laughs….. choice word and pictures we sent her on her way…….Happy days were here thank you very much…..

We fished on for a while with no more success beford heading over to the lads at absolute fishing for a chat and a mug of coffey…..good to see you all again its been a while……time flys when your in good company…….anyway the afternoon pushed on and it was time for home….a memorable day was had on the copper coast………………

Some Times I get A Good Feeling

Top End

Off Ya Go

What a fish to kick off 2012 with eh?

Your next one could be your best one.




9 responses

15 01 2012
declan halpin

Fantastic lads well done, that’s an absolute cracker, that spot has produced a hood few fish this week, brilliant stufff!

15 01 2012

How ya Declan,

It was a great sight to see a Trout of that size in the flesh. I might be down again in the next few weeks if I can get a fishing pass 🙂


15 01 2012
15 01 2012

Nice one, excellent fish and good read thanks for sharing.

15 01 2012

Alright Billy, Hows the form?

Cheers for the comment, I think Barry is only starting to realize now how good a fish it was !


15 01 2012

happy days danny and more to come

15 01 2012

Hi Mick,

Cheers for the comment, yeah I wouldn’t mind seeing another fish like that in the future !


17 01 2012

Lovely fish Danny, the fish time we went down to Waterford i was spinning on the rocks, i could not believe the size of the Sea Trout that was jumping in front of me no joy just some nice Pollock.


23 01 2012

How ya Anto,

It was a decent fish alright. Its great seeing them fly out of the water, one jumped yard from me early one morning as the light was coming on, it nearly landed on me…It woke me right up ! Nothing wrong with the Pollock , great craic to past the hours.


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