Monday, 13 January 2014

Coastal Destinations

Saltwater Fly Fishing for Bass and sea trout under the stars. 

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These 4 night and 3-day on the water combination guided / workshops will be held during 2014 and will run on the dates indicated HEREthese dates haven’t been established just yet but should be indicated before the end of January.

Fishing in wild places is always an exciting thing to do. Combining that anticipation with the challenge of saltwater fly (light lure fishing when we have to) on the wild coast of Ireland is what the Coastal Destinations service is about. Find yourself guided into a coastal landscape of endless possibilities and angling potential, combine this with the incorporation of the Leave No Trace ethos into your experience and then this complete package presents a real opportunity to escape and to adventure in the freedom of secret Ireland.

Jim Hendrick

Angling groups are deliberately kept small, never more than two people and the fishing takes place over three full days or more (with two nights under the stars) , bespoke options are available for your guided service. All tackle can be included if we deem it necessary including  a unique hand tied range of  Irish saltwater flies designed for these locations. All transport to and from the venues including airport transfer is arranged and our fixed accommodations are approved, practical clean and strategically located, often nestled at the shoreline.

Trek and fish This option involves us undertaking an angling adventure with a two night stay under the stars before we return on afternoon three to ‘civilisation’ for a wash, scrub up and a nice local meal, relaxing in anticipation of our last day fishing together. For the more adventurous angler this means we are more immersed in our fishing taking the opportunity to fish perhaps more intensely and to remain connected to the coast on a more personal level. Our gear is state of the art including Hilleberg Akto, Patagonia and Sea to summit to keep us safe and warm.

Coastal Destinations is evolving to also include

An itinerary of guided fishing which would include Leave No Trace principles  this might resemble the daily plan indicated below (all principles of leave no trace do not need to be incorporated)

  • Tuesday afternoon – arrival and airport collection drive to fishing area
    • Leave no trace principle – Planning and preparation.
  • Tuesday afternoon/evening – trek to location make camp
    • Leave no trace principle – Travel/Camp on durable surfaces
  • Wednesday morning – Fishing
    • Leave no trace principle – Respect Wildlife, fishing in a leave no trace adapted model
  • Wednesday evening – Fishing
    • Leave no trace principle – Dispose of waste
    • Leave no trace principle – Minimise the effect of fire
  • Thursday morning – Fishing
    • Leave no trace principle – Be considerate of others
    • Thursday afternoon – Trek out of location
    • Leave no trace principle – Leave what you find
  • Thursday evening – check into B+B
    • Evening meal
  • Friday – fishing over two tides in chosen locations or a single tide option
    • Evening Meal
    • Saturday Morning – return to airport and home

This schedule and plan is completely flexible and applicable to different and wider individual bespoke requirements. Food and drink is included. 

Costs pending transport variations for distance to airport and destinations

Each afternoon and early morning we will fish for bass and seatrout at some of Bass fishing adventures Irelandmy preferred locations on the wildest parts of the Irish coast. Every attempt is made to apply on a one to one basis, what I have learned as a Leave No Trace trainer to your fishing and during your days adventure.

SEAi is fully insured, certified in first aid and group facilitation,I am also trained to train as well as advanced trainer Leave No Trace. Each day, personal course notes will be provided on the many aspects of bass fishing and Leave No Trace Principles amongst the varied topics we will discuss some are listed below.
Safety, the species an introduction, equipment - function and decision making, saltwater fly fishing techniques, advanced saltwater fly fishing, seasons, water clarity and temperature, tides and the influences of the moon, daily influences and variations, pressure changes, weather fronts, feeding patterns, colours and fly choices, presentations and secret tactics, fly fishing at night catch and release ...During our fishing time we will delve deeper into the topics we will have discussed at 'class' and a more hands on and practical approach is taken.

Jim Hendrick.

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