Saturday 19 September 2009

Fishing Report - Sept 19th Jim and John

John Weir from Ennis Co. Clare had spent Thursday and Friday with me working at a Saltwater Fly Fishing for Bass Workshop. Conditions were improving all of the time and this morning was going to be one of those days. I convinced John to stay for just one more short morning session of fishing. I took the fish in the post below just at high water at a local mark on a lavender white and grey sloopy droopy built by Andy Elliott.

Measuring in at 81 cms he proved to be a worthy adversary and was returned after a few photographs. Its not often that I post photos of myself and many thanks to John for taking the time out to make them. Brian whom was also on the two day workshop returned to cork mid morning after a big breakfast at cuasnog, convinced more than ever that fly fishing is the best way to catch bass!

This afternoon John, having seen the fish of the morning and having caught some himself, decided this was the last shot of the weekend as he was returning to Ennis – whilst John battled on I managed another good fish for the day at 79 cms. It was great to have someone there to witness it – two specimen bass on the fly in one day.

A big thank you to Brian and John for the company, the fishing, the pints and all the craic!

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