Friday 25 July 2008
Saltwater Flyfishing in an open timber boat
SEAi has aquired an open timber boat - 17 feet long and constructed from larch and oak, it is my intention to use her for Spring seatrout fishing, and summer and autumn bass fishing in and around Wexford harbour.
A team of 'painters' and 'shipwrights' have been gathered to perform the neccessary repairs and I personally will pursue the qualifications and insurances needed to operate her safely over the next few weeks. It is hoped to have her operational before the autumn season begins.
Not built for speed I bought the boat to create an 'experience' of relaxed estuary fly fishing. I feel it will also add a new dimension to 'the one day' fly fishing visitors as we will have the opportunity to reach fish offshore in tidal rips from sandbars and sandy shores.
Forwarded to - The Irish Bass Policy Group (David McInerny, John Quinlan, Shane O Reilly, Mike Hennessy, Dr William Roche, Dr Nial O'Ma...