Monday, November 29, 2010

The snow is very nice BUT !!

The snow is very nice but is seriously effecting our fishing and not because of the temperature , because we can not get to our marks . Most of the places we fish involve country roads which have not been treated . It is frustrating as we know the water temp is still good , the clarity is good and there are still a fish around as many people proved last week with some outstanding catch reports coming in . Anyway such is the way of life and I am sure will will get out soon enough .

Christmas is just around the corner and just to let ye all know there are gift vouchers available .

Also we can take any credit or debit card orders over the phone .



Friday, November 19, 2010

November Rock Fishing.....

Plenty of action still to be had along the copper coast at the moment. There was a window of opportunity to get out early this week and although the tides weren't great conditions were spot on....nice onshore wind with reasonable water clarity.

Myself and Paul fished a rock mark on early this week which produced some nice fish. The lure of the day was once again the Zonk Gataride in a variety of colours and we are really starting to think that colour doesnt matter when it comes to this lure as one colour seems to be as good as the other, but wer always going to have our favourites.

Fishing into gullies on a flooding tide worked to great effect for us. Visiting your mark at low water and finding gullies and ambush points for the bass can be a great help when the tide floods in over these areas you have a much greater chance of connecting with a bass or two knowing where these areas are instead of casting blindly into the water.

When there is a big surf/swell rolling onto the rocks like in the picture above a lure which can really bite down into the water can be a great help, the Zonk 120 and sinking tide minnows can be a great help and can sometimes make a big difference giving the lure that extra bit of stability needed in such conditions.

So before you put away your bass gear for winter get out and give it another go as there seems to be good numbers of bass around the rock marks, if the water clarity isnt great try a xlayer or a shad type soft plastic as they can be very effective over rough ground fished nice and slowly which may entice a fish that may not come as easy to the plug.

Tight lines,


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New stock arrived....

Megabass Gaterides, Zonks, X140's, IMA sasukes are all back in stock.

Zonk Gataride Pearl rainbow

Zonk 120 GG Bloody Bait

X140 Sw GG Heat Iwashi

X140 SW HT Hama Shirasu

Zonk Gataride HT Hama Shirasu

IMA Sasuke 140

Ring the shop or call in for more details and for the full range of colours available.

Tight lines.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Trout n About....

Myself and Cian decided to try something a bit different yesterday, we headed to a trout fishery to practice the fly casting and to have a bit of craic with some lively rainbows.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fishing Junkies

It makes me feel better about myself to hang around with people who have the lure fishing bug as bad as me . Above are some of the fishing junkies that I fish with Paul, James, Henry and Nick. Henry and Nick were over for a week recently and we all fished a lot and when we were not fishing we were talking fishing . For me it is a complete obsession , lately because I am not getting out fishing as much as I would like to be I am dreaming about fishing , I caught a 15lb bass in my dreams the other night ( not bad ). It is evident since opening the shop that there are a massive number of guys who have the fishing bug as bad as me . Getting stressed when they can not get there favorite lure in there favorite colour, going crazy when they can not fish due to weather . To me it is the best pastime in the world . Playing a soccer match or a game of golf would not have the same effect on me that's for sure but I am sure that there are people who get that buzz out of there chosen hobby's . We who are addicted to our hobby's are lucky people to have found something that gives us such pleasure and excitement and will continue to do so as we are forever learning . Fishing is something that I will never figure out or master and that is why I love it so much , no fishing sessions is ever the same .
Weather looks perfect today SW breeze at 15Kpm and I am in the shop for the day wishing I was out on the rocks. Hope a few of you are out giving it a go . Tight lines

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Plastics at the ready....

There are still some reports of bass hanging around the rock marks and they seem to be there in reasonable numbers, if the water temperature stays where it is at the moment and we get some good conditions with some reasonable water clarity I have no doubt that we will get some good bass fishing off rock marks for the next one or two good tidal cycles, and heres hoping conditions are like this below...

However as winter starts to get a proper hold and water temperatures start to drop, a lot of people think its time to put away the spinning gear and time to dust off the bait gear in pursuit of the silver fellas which are still around the coast, however November and December can give the dedicated lure angler a great chance of connecting with a double in the many estuaries found along our coastline if conditions are on your side.

As water temeperatures begin to drop the fishes metabolism slows down so in other words there not going to be as willing to chase down a plug being retrieved at a quick pace. This time of the year soft plastic fishing comes into its own twitching slowly along sandy bottoms or allowing them to bounce through a current can lead to some excellent fishing.

Around this time of the year a lot of big fish tend to make an appearance in these estuarine areas which are ideal locations for working soft plastics. Numerous bass over the magical 10lb mark are taken this time of the year, when conditions are right.

For example check out the fantastic session Henry Gilbey and co had on a winter bass hunt in Waterford from a couple of years ago here and here

The photos from Henry's blog show just how good the bass fishing can be in the winter months when conditions coincide with good tides, at this special time of the year the results can truly be outstanding.

Heres some photos of some of the well known but deadly soft plastics we will be using in winter months which lie ahead.

GT shad

Megabass spindle worm

Megabass xlayer

Tight lines,