Saturday, April 23, 2011

Bass catches increase dramatically....

Local Bass angling fanatic, Pat O' Shea, has reported dramatic increases in bass catches in the last two weeks. It has been a great season for bass so far with bass ever present throughout the Winter. Bass have been caught on the beaches of the outer harbour in January, February, and March. However, bass have shown to lures since Paddy's weekend and in recent weeks the numbers falling to lures have surpassed numbers of bait caught fish. The last two weeks have been superb with fish now being caught on surface lures. That's a great sign so early and bodes well for the season ahead. The picture above shows a recent catch measuring 62cm. A fine well conditioned fish.

If you are planning a holiday in the area and need upto date information regarding bass catches you can contact Pat through

Local salt water fly fishing expert, Richie Ryan, has also being getting in on the act. Richie has also picked up a few fish on lures but has concentrated his efforts recently in fly fishing for mullet with some great results. Below is a pic of a 5lb 8oz fish which took 20 minutes to land. Richie reports that fishing a falling tide with shrimp patterns he has even managed fish in bright conditions.

If you'd fancy booking Richie for some guiding in the local area you can contact him through

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