Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Henk Bleker, State Secretary (Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation) intends to work with both sport and commercial fishing on the bass protection plan Sportvisserij Nederland suggested. This is the commitment he made yesterday in the House of Representatives in reply to the questions asked by Lutz Jacobi (PvdA) during the meeting from the Agriculture and Fisheries Council.
At the meeting, Member of Parliament Jacobi pointed everybody on the plan Sportvisserij Nederland submitted. This plan is related to the Irish regulation model….In the Dutch situation Sportvisserij Netherlands opts for a variation on the Irish sea bass plan.
See more details here
Thursday, 26 January 2012
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Footprints and Fins and Fotos by Fone
‘Come on’ he says, ‘theres loadsa of ‘em here again at the moment, on softs and bait’
I’m tempted to take out the Loomis the Clousers and the T11 and go and cast a line and get cold and wet and maybe……..
Monday, 23 January 2012
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Saturday, 21 January 2012
Late Winter early Spring tactics for bass fishing - a link to notes from the past
Don't exclude fly fishing tactics for bass from your lure fishing or vice versa - a 'blended' approach creates more opportunities.
Thursday, 19 January 2012
Monday, 16 January 2012
Within those odd 71 days of bookings are recurring customers who are happy to fish with (or put up with) me whenever they can.
Everyone who has partaken in bass angling in this country, through investment in travel, tackle, clothing, guiding, workshops, B+B's, food, gifts and personal time contributes to protecting the fishery by making it increasingly valid. Bass angling can have a broad reach into many different aspects of our communities not all directly related to fishing, but nevertheless connected. It is the realisation of the benefits of these many interrelated connections that will help protect bass angling and not singular stand alone identities or operations.
This continued and sustainable 'bass angling business' can only help to strengthen the fishery its structures and its many beneficiaries, and partnered with the type of protection successes witnessed in the post below I hope today the future is a little brighter for bass angling in Ireland.
Best regards and thanks - Jim
Friday, 13 January 2012
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Landing Gear today
Rod : Smith Blow shot 86 spl
Reel: Daiwa Certate 3500
Line: Yamatoya Fammel
Leader: Rio fluoroflex plus
Water temperature is about one degree higher than this time last year. Mean temp at M5 January for past 7 years @ 9.8 degrees. Showing 9.9 today, this time last year 8.8. Some details for Wexford below.
Sunday, 8 January 2012
Friday, 6 January 2012
Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p VideoSure, the Coolpix AW100 is durable. You can drop it, submerge it, or freeze it. It'll keep taking fantastic photos. But this camera is more than a mere tough chunk of plastic and metal. It's also loaded to the brim with incredible features. It can be operated while you're wearing your gloves, and it comes with assisted GPS to log the location of your movements and photographs.
- Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof: ruggedly built for reliable and comfortable outdoor operation. Water-proof to a depth of 33 feet.
- Shockproof if dropped from 5ft, operating temperature down to 14 degrees F
- 16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation
- GPS and e-Compass functions
- Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information (latitude and longitude) can be added to your photos
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Monday, 2 January 2012
All highest maximum air temperatures for Autumn were recorded during September, with the majority measured on the 28th. The highest temperature was recorded on this date at Phoenix Park with 25.6°C, the highest temperature recorded at a synoptic station in 2011 and the highest Autumn temperature recorded at the site since Autumn 2003 (8 years). Lowest minimum air temperatures for Autumn were all recorded during November, with the majority of stations in the south and southwest reporting their highest ever autumnal minimum temperatures. Belmullet and Valentia Observatory reported minimum temperatures of 4.0°C and 2.9°C, the warmest minimum temperatures recorded during the Autumn months since 1956 (55 years) and 1939 (72 years), respectively.
Rainfall totals for Autumn were above normal in most parts, except for some stations in the south and southeast. Above average rainfall was experienced almost everywhere during September and October, with below normal rainfall in a few eastern and coastal locations in November. Dublin Airport reported its wettest Autumn since 2002 (9 years) and Belmullet reported its wettest autumn since 2006 (5 years) with 134% of its long-term average. The highest daily fall of the season of 82.2mm at Casement Aerodrome on the 24th October, was its highest daily fall during Autumn, since it opened in 1964 (47 years). Even though totals were below normal in some parts, the number of wetdays (days with 1 mm or more) recorded across the country was above average for Autumn.
Sunshine totals for Autumn were below normal, with November being the only month to record above average sunshine for the time of year. All stations reported the dullest Autumn in a number of years, with Cork Airport and Valentia Observatory recording their dullest Autumns since 1962 (49 years) and 1983 (28 years), respectively. Dublin Airport received the highest total sunshine for the season, recording over 279 hours of sunshine and 94% of its longterm average, but it was still the dullest Autumn since 1993 (18 years).
Mean windspeeds for the season were mostly above average, with Dublin Airport reporting the highest mean windspeed for Autumn since 1943 (68 years). The highest gust of the season was at Malin Head with 66 knots (122 km/h) on the 12th of September.
Source – Met Eireann
Sunday, 1 January 2012
Rod : Illex pepper S210UL
Reel : Shimano stradic 2500
Line : Fammell 4Kg braid
Leader : Varivas fluorocarbon 4X
Lure : Smith micro lure (like these) retro fitted with gran company single barbless hooks
Forwarded to - The Irish Bass Policy Group (David McInerny, John Quinlan, Shane O Reilly, Mike Hennessy, Dr William Roche, Dr Nial O'Ma...