At bass angling Ireland we fish 7ft -8ft rods, light spin outfits for boat fishing .These are more than adequate for bass and sea-trout.
Lures we use. surface lures, plastic lures, metal lures, sandeels and rubber eels.
Fly fishing ; 9ft 8 – 9 wt rods with wt lines, floating,sinking and intermediate. Flies are all immitations of prey for bass and sea-trout eg.,sandeels,sprats ,shrimp and crab.
Fishing freshwater; Salmon. Spring salmon on river Moy,co mayo. Best times APRIL-MAY.
Grilse on river moy, mid June-early august.Best times first floods in July.
METHODS; FLY,SPIN,WORM,PRAWN depending on location on river and also water conditions at the time.
Salmon fishing on rivers NORE, BARROW,BLACKWATER AND SLANEY ALSO .
DAY TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR ALL THESE RIVERS.
SALT WATER SEA-TROUT FISHING;
Of all fish I think sea-trout are my favourite,both for catching and the table.
At BassAnglingIreland we fish the shore line from Wexford harbour all the way south ,south west to Hook head peninsula. This is a very varied ,wild and beautiful shore line. There is abundant wildlife and always stunning views on this beautiful south Wexford coast.
Bass fishing on this shore line varies a great deal, depending on location ,weather ,temperature of water, wind and the shore line itself.
Best conditions for bass are high pressure, settled weather. Big tides, early morning and evening expeditions are best. Bass love tide races, sand banks, rocky shore lines, turbulence, big tide flows which stirs up the food for them. Their main diet small fish, crabs and sand eels.
Salt Water Sea Trout Fishing.
LOCATION; Wexford – HOOK HEAD.
Best times March, April, May and Sept.
Average size 2lb weight..but up to 4-5lb wt occasionally.
Small river night fishing for sea -trout also available.
Best time for river fishing July and AUGUST WITH WARM NIGHTS BEST.
ACCOMMODATION; Can be arranged close to bass fishing and boat. Self catering and b/b available.
CONTACT; MICHAEL MCCORMACK 0877410758 0877959580 OR 00353(0)877410758.