Wednesday, 16 February 2011
The first pencil sketch - of many.
This is the very first 'rough draft' pencil sketch as drawn by Eileen last week for my 'Bass Book' project. I have been working on this project for nearly ten years now and its finally consolidating into some shape. With many photographs, watercolours, sketches, experiences, notes and observations I am happy to be finally bringing it all together. Its still a work in progress and this years season will be the last one I want to complete before finishing the book next winter.
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Yahoo - Winter Wahooo
You can get a better sense of it HERE
Monday, 14 February 2011
New Service 2011 - Sport Boat Fishing
The boat will come fully kitted and ready for you with balanced Lure and Fly Tackle choices. On board you will find rods and lures from the brands below plus many other ranges - all ready for you to use
on board inventory includes -
Should you decide to fly fish then rods and lines are also provided in line ranges from #5 to #9 with lines suitable for all depths, presentations and species.
If you want to get away from it all in safety and comfort then dont hesitate to contact me - more details and the final details of the service available later in the year.
The end of winter.....
I will post more details of events and additions to the service to come for 2011 later on this week - best for the moh - Jim
Friday, 11 February 2011
January weather summary
Temperatures rose well above normal for a few days around midmonth, but most of the month was cold with widespread frost, which was severe at times. Mean air temperatures of between 3°C and 5.5°C were around a degree below normal everywhere, but at no station was it as cold as January of last year. There were between 15 and 19 days with air frost at inland stations, compared with the normal number for January in these areas of between nine and 11.
Sunshine totals for the month were above normal at all stations and were well above normal in the west and south. Belmullet’s total of 87 hours of sunshine was its highest for January since 1985. By far the sunniest period of the month was between the 16th and 23rd.
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Guided Days Wexford–Bass Fishing
The total number of days is not indicative of a ‘better’ year than the previous as some weeks or days can be dedicated exclusively to one angler. 2010 did see a difficult year from a financial point of view.
To date for 2011 – People will take guided days in Wexford from the US, Denmark, Switzerland, Holland, England and Ireland. Even though its only early February the 2011 is nearing the max number of optimum guided tidal days. Workshops are still available
Some numbers from the table
The Lure / Fly divide is roughly 62% – 38%
A return rate of 67% is normal over a two/three year period
Saltwater fly fishing is continuing to grow
Peoples biggest interest is learning techniques a sense of the fishing and the natural heritage
Interest in workshops continues to grow and are NOT included above
Sunday, 6 February 2011
Saltwater Leaders and tippet
On saltwater fly or lure...!
Thursday, 3 February 2011
You CAN do something
We believe that by focusing on the potential of our bass angling sector, we can show the benefits of including sea anglers in the managment of all our sea fish stocks.
Now we need your help.
We are encouraging you to print off a few copies of the attached flyer seen below.
Then all you need to do is just hand the flyer to the canvassing politicians, in exchange for the literature they will be handing you, when they come calling to your door before the election.
We really need the support of all anglers and also those who believe in protecting our marine environment and all the species that are important to angling.
We would also hope that all anglers, regardless of the species that they fish for, would share and distribute this post with the attached message to their friends on social networks so they could hand it out as well.
Thanks for your help.
The Irish Bass Group.
Dead Loss for the economy
Some days last forever
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
New products Spring 2011
CLICK HERE TO GO TO SHOP
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Venus saltwater fly rods from Vision
Venus rods are powerful rods for real saltwater fishing. No matter if you are targeting fast and sneaky bonefish on a shallow turtle grass flat or a spiky bass in a boulder field, you can find a suitable tool among these rods. Medium fast/fast, full flex action is suitable for all fishing styles and conditions making it easy to deliver long and accurate casts. As a four piece rods they are easy to pack when you’re heading for a distant destination.
These rods are built using the highest quality Pacific bay guides and triple anodized aluminium reel seats to withstand the harsh saltwater conditions.
Venus SW rods have high quality full wells. All Venus rods are 9 feet long. The SW versions are available from #6 to #12 and the SWS ( rods with ergonomic D - shape™ handles) cover line weights from #8 to #12.
At the fly fishing shop I will supply #8’s and #9’s suitable for bass fishing in Ireland
The beginning AND the end…
Forwarded to - The Irish Bass Policy Group (David McInerny, John Quinlan, Shane O Reilly, Mike Hennessy, Dr William Roche, Dr Nial O'Ma...