Guiding And Tackle Sales

You will find attached to the blog contact deatil for my new guiding and tackle business. The tackle will be supplied by the biggest names in lure fishing including, ultimate fishing, sakura, lucky craft, IMA and Slug Go.

The guiding service is based on twenty years experience fishing this coast line and I think that the pictures speak for themselves. This service is suited to both the very experienced and the novice. For those just starting out there will lots of tips on lures etc and water craft info and always the chance of a clonker!!! That's why they call it fishing.

My aim is for you to have a really memorable days fishing, on what I consider to be some of the most beautiful and productive grounds our little country has to offer..

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Equipment acessories and being prepared.

European lure Fishing has come a long way in the last few years, we have seen advances in tackle at an astounding rate for many this has seen there catch rate and enjoyment of the sport go through the roof. There is a lot more to mobile Bass fishing than just rods lures and reels. I guess the central issue here is mobility and comfort, practicality and durability. The kit takes a hammering, not just from the salt but the rocks, the climbing and endless barbed wire fences.

A couple of bags have come out over the years that I thought ok so this might do the job but unfortunately I was inevitably always proved wrong. I have now found what I believe to be the most useful piece of kit to date. It is made by Sakura, it has a chest pack, and back pack attached, both are light, durable, comfortable and most important of all functional.

The two front chest packs carry a purpose designed double sided lure box, each box capable of holding 12 lures. There are then two further pockets attached to the front of these chest packs which flip down and have foam pads perfect for holding your pre-rigged soft plastics. Two zingers will hold scissors etc and there is a slot for your pliers on the front. Two separate compartments in the back pack leave loads of space for a drink, a couple of sambos or whatever else you might need. The zips on all the compartments are made from heavy weight plastic and once you rinse it this baby should last.

Give me a shout if you are interested i have a few in stock and there are some other funky little extras worth looking at, I also have a shipment of 15lb boga grips which arrived tonight, these are with out question the best fish gri in the world and have a built in scales and aslo a swivel systen=m that further protects the fish from danage. These would clip beautifully onto this well made , well thought out, useful piece of kit.

It may sound quite simple but for the firs time i can change lures, get my pliers/scissors, reach my boga and store my heacy jacket with the greatest of ease and speed, hassle free, no hooks getting snagged, zips jammed, no struggling in and out of the thing just to get a patchinko. God bless Japanese fishermen these guys make some really cool useful kit.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Well the summer has come to an end and so begins the Autumn fishing (Thank god I hear you say.) When lots of guys are putting up their spinning gear for next spring you will find me cleaning down the gear, making sure it is all ready to roll for the run of absolute monsters that are heading our way. The big crab moult is starting and this draws in the the really big female fish and give us a chance to nail them.

Soft plastic baits are really the reason that there has been such improvement in our winter sport. I have a selection of shads, worms and other monstrosities that get used between October and December and the bass just can't turn them down.

I am taking a few days off from the 15Th to the 19Th of October to fish with the lads from ultimate fishing, i have been sending out a few pics of some of the fish taken on the Injection and I know they are buzzing about coming over.

So if it is a monster you are after and are really serious about your Bassing, you need to because it is bloody cold, then give me a shout now and book a days monster hunting as tides are becoming limited.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Killmore Pollock

Rubbish tide today so I got an invite to join the wexford bass mafia for a day on the water after a few Pollock. Danny, Patrick and Barry are the finest company a lad could ask for out for the day mad for fishing and sandwiches by all accounts. Pat had the only bass of the day but we got some Pollock and when I say Pollock I mean Pollock, big angry south wexford torpedo's that don't want to come out of the kelp jungle they live in. We had some hectic sport with loads of really decent fish being landed and returned. I hooked one fish om a 240 super mix (which I now own, spineless tackle junkie) on a shad that I just could not stop. Drag was set maxed out on a Stella 4000 ans he made it look like a trout reel. The power of these fish is awesome. I have no doubt that had we a rib where we could get into the shallower water we would have nailed a few spiky fellas but I ain't complaining.

We spent a couple of hours around the Saltee Islans, in the sound, then head back in shore and set anchor, four plastics hit the water and all hell broke loose. Incredible fishing on such light tackle the super mixes and the shukan where tested to the max today.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Fish Are On.

Took David last night for an evening session, conditions felt good nice moderate southerly, bit of lift on the water and a reasonable tide. David had been out with me before so he had changed his style of fishing, using far more jerk bait techniques to get the best from his tide minnows and boys has it paid off. David had a cracker of a session I think he landed five, one a personal best at just over seven lb, he lost a fish at his feet that by my estimation was well into double figures, but not to worry Dave next time... Well done cracking session mate.

Another Double

Took a friend and customer who has bought a lot of kit off me out for a few hours two to show him how to fish the rolling shad. Third cast into the hole and this beauty picked up the plastic, what a way to learn. I bet he fishes that shad a bit more often now! Great scarp staying deep making several powerful runs, fish was returned as always UN harmed to fight another day.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Got out for a few hours today to give the injection its first real going over with the soft plastics. This rod is just seven foot of fast actioned madness, light as a feather and yet with loads of back bone. Since I started working in fishing my fishing hours have seriously suffered, I spend a lot of time on the water watching other guys catch bass and the rest of my time on line buy, selling and researching lures. Today was a well earned break.

As we arrived the channels where really starting to empty nicely, good stiff breeze, clearing water and high pressure all mixed up with a nice big tide. Again the plastics proved hard to beat.

I missed a fish that hit the tail of The bait i would think, then I had a take on the "surface" with a rolling shad, then bang good fish on. The rod preformed really well, fish made several long hard runs and stayed deep so I knew it was a good size from the off. At no stage did the injection feel like it was locking up or had no more to give.

In that hour I had two fish both on plastics the first was 8lb the second 7lb, god I just love the end of summer. Roll on autumn and winter so I can see how this little beauty preforms against some really big fish.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Leigh's Fish

Early Doors

We met at 5am this morning with conditions the way they are it's your best of a few fish. Pollock where the first to show, and lots of big mullet very close to shore. Then Leigh's rod took a serious bend and we had a good fish on.

We moved down the coast and had a few more in the estuary but pray for a southerly breeze and it would kick off big style.

All in all a great result for less than perfect conditions. Plus we are only getting started I reckon we could nab a monster this weekend yet.


As a foot note the two Leigh and Stuart are an absolute pleasure to guide to guys who obviously really know their stuff. Apologies for the quality of the shots that is utterly my fault the flash let me down.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Up Top

We had some stunning fishing the other day, starting at a favourite rock mark, where I hooked a 6lb Pollock right at my feet you can imagine the bend that put in the red rod. We had one or two more bass at this same mark, but then things got a bit flat so off to a local estuary mark. Fish cam one after the next to the surface lures absolute quality fishing. It dose not get any better than taking them on top. In total I think we had close to 16 fish between us.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Are Ye Having A Laugh

What about this weather then eh! Just ridiculous, I can remember a summer ever being that bad. High wind ], low pressure followed by much of the same. There where some good fish about but boys they where not easy to catch.

I had two clients this weekend, mark from wales and simon also from wales. Mark started with me and I'm afraid thing just did not go his way, he missed one fish on the top but that was it for the day. The weather refused to play ball and kept us off my most productive marks.

I fished with Simon yesterday and things where not much better, we started at an estuary mark early doors and things looked good. One fish came to the feed popper (chartruse back in stock) but then the wind got up the temp drooped and that was that. All manner of plastics and top water lures where worked to no avail.

At this stage I was getting the hump and determined to find some fish so off we went to a local rock mark. It was taking the full brunt of the sw wind, with big waves milky water and very wet pluggers!!!

Simon sought a bit of advice on the plug to use and i suggested a zonk as it would bite down in the chop. When I turned to see simon's rod bent double tha phrase thank f*ck sprang to mind. He did a great job and played his fish out in the big swell. All in all a cracking result for what can only be described as terrible conditions.

Simon had another today on a low water amrk I put him on, fishing over kelp with th etrusty Z claw. Well done Si it ciuldn't have happened to a nicer chap. Both simon and Mark confirmed what I always thought welsh men are good auld crack.

My new web site for the guiding anf tackle sales is getting there bit by bit, it takes a lot of work folks let me tell ye. I just got in a huge order and lures and plastic, especially aimed at the Atumn and winter fishing so give me a bell if you need anything. Also have plenty of rods and reels in stock.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


This beautiful creature washed up on one of our local marks recently, such a pity to see such a wonderful example of natures design dying in such a way. On closer inspection the swim bladder was protruding from the whales mouth which may suggest it had been dragged from the deep where it was most likely hunting squid. The whale sanctuary where called but unfortunately this one was beyond rescue. The pictures where kindly forwarded to me by close friend and fishing fanatic pat. It just goes to show what a diverse enviorment our seas are and another pointer as to why we so badly need to care for them. If things progress as they are this resource will not be there for our children and grandchildren. Food for thought.