Thursday, January 10, 2013

January Mullet....on the fly!!!

When the bass are scarce bass angling guide, Richie Ryan, and local bass angling legend, Andy Davies, target the mullet. Andy and Richie "hook" up every year for a few sessions fly fishing for these elusive fish. Richie reckons, though, that they can be a bit easier to catch in the early part of the year, and so despite sometimes frosty weather the lads can have great January sport targeting the Irish equivalent of tropical bonefish.  Andy and Richie use small unweighted Czech nymphs and 8lb flourocarbon on a very long trace.

Richie reckons that '...mullet are very difficult to hook due to their hard mounths but often fight harder than bass when hooked. Many fish are lost during frenetic runs and tear line off the reel at a tremendous rate. Great sport if you can get to a beach where they start to shoal at this time of year. If.....'

If you fancy a trip out with Richie give him a buzz on 086 - 1940744 or check out his website Eire Bass for more details.

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