Saturday 25 July 2009

Holidays 2009

....and though the course may change sometimes all rivers lead to the sea - gone for 10 days!

Wednesday 22 July 2009

A Short Fairytale

Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?' The girl said,'NO!' And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and went fishing and hunting and played golf a lot and drank beer and whiskey and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.
The end

Tuesday 21 July 2009

Ivan the terrible or not as the case may be!

Ivan continues his great summer of 2009 - working hard this is his first season of lure fishing.

Monday 20 July 2009

The Warmest of Wexford Welcomes!

I was working with two French customers today. We went fishing to a local spot this morning at around 09:00 and fished the drop and anticipated the rise in the afternoon. We chose a 'hot spot', one of many in the local and decided to concentrate our fishing there during mid afternoon.

Twenty minutes into our fishing another angler arrived in the area, walked up to where one of the guys I was fishing with (within two feet) and cast straight over him. No hellos, questions, any fish, hows the weather, nothing. He caught my customers line and lure, and I asked him what he was doing? The french fisherman cast again and the guy cast over him and fouled the line - AGAIN - I asked him what the hell?

He said 'Yoose have the whole bay to fish in, this is where I'm fishin'! Several pleasantries were then exchanged, I decided to move.

In a country where tourism might prove to be one of its small saving graces - I guess ignorance is still in abundance. Not that I expect any privileges for visitors but fair is fair when you have a whole system to fish in!

Saturday 18 July 2009

Conditions Week 30

Details of tides, weather and predictions for bass fishing now available in Bass Fly&Lure Fishing Files Files.
One if the great things about this job is repeat business. Pictured to the left with a nice fish is Jean Yves from France who was last here five years ago in 2004.
Jean Yves is back today for a weeks guiding at SEAi with his fishing companion -allez les bleues!

New Season Potatoes
Cheddar cheese
Brown Bread

and during the week lets hope for some of the things these travellers come here for - BASS!

Friday 17 July 2009

Wednesday 15 July 2009

Fishing Report - July 15th Allen

Allen asked me to work with him on home ground for a short tide session today. So I drove south to meet him. In very difficult conditions he landed this beauty on a white deceiver. His persistance is paying off as he works at his casting his fishing his presentations - its all coming together.
Landing Gear
Redington - 9'-0" #9 CPX
Rio Outbound #9 Inter
Rio tapered saltwater leader
Oceanflies - White Decever

Friday 10 July 2009

Fishing report July 10 Rolfe Andrew Jim

Returning a NUCLEAR SUB
Thanks to Rolfe and Andrew for taking the opportunity to realise a dream I've had for quite some time now. But a special thanks to the support team at home, the invisible people who make it happen for us. Today will certainly go down as one of the best - for me the smiles continue to say it all. Fish came both on fly and lure - a report later.
.......the flyline snapped tight against my fingers at the rod handle, it hurt, the Danielsson whirred into life and seconds later the albright went clink clink clink out through the rod rings. This was a BIG fish and as it powered downtide I saw its tail push it faster and further away from me. The redington #9 was almost horizontal, the fight of my life was on, I thought this surely is the best way to catch these fish, this is an experience of a lifetime! Ten minutes later.....
A full report in Bass Fly&Lure Fishing Files later today.

The Big White One

The BWO continues to produce fish - today I had a 7 an 8 and a >10 all on this fly.

Its been an excellent week.

When a sandeel or launce swims which part of its body moves the least? The head is the prime target area for any hungry bass looking to attack immobilise, kill and eat one.

DO NOT worry about bass nipping the tail, or applying stingers or more hooks........

Listen to very few!

Wednesday 8 July 2009

Waves of rock

A look at the weeks fishing ahead in Bass FLY&LURE fishing files now

Colms superb achievement

Dear Jim

.................. I have tried to add more sense to my fishing sessions for Bass to max my chances. Last weekend it came to fruition with a superb 10lb 7oz Bass from my local spot. I have taken on board your tips including..............................

New Website

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