Thursday, October 18, 2012
Well i have just finished my salmon and trout season so now i intend to go back and chase the bass once again. I will go back to all my old haunts over the coming weeks and hopefully get a few large bass to specimen size on lure and if lucky on the fly. I achieved a personal best this year with the c&r of a very large wild brown trout which took up a lot of my time but the end result was worth it. I intend to put the same effort and time into catching some good bass and hopefully catch a monster to show on my video channel. All the techniques and tackle that i use will be featured on this blog so keep watching this space.... Paul.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
The second photo shows my spinning reels loaded to the brim with braid in different strenghts from 8kilo upto 12kilo. Always bring a back-up reel, the last thing you want is a problem with your reel and having to go home when the fish are biting. The rod in the photo is a Daiwa Regal 10ft two piece 15gr - 50gram an excellent casting rod and powerful enough to land any size of bass as seen in my videos.
I have used this set-up on poppers before to catch bass on the surface, you can use rubber or frozen sand eel or a strip of mackerel tied to a mono trace behind the popper. The trace can be anything from 9inches to two feet behind the popper, all the hooks are removed from the popper and it is only used as an attractor and a strike indicator. You pop the popper as normal and every so often stop for a few seconds and if the popper gets pulled under you strike as if you were using a float system. Unfortunately when using poppers you miss a lot of bass but having a bait nearby seems to work due to the smell and surface action. I would like to know if anyone else uses this technique or if anyone wants to try it let me know how you get on.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Another new blog for trout fly fisherman who want to increase their catch rate and possible catch their fish of a lifetime. I will be going into fine detail on how to find and catch the river monsters and what tackle you will have to use. Whatever you know about trout fly fishing is no longer valid this is a completely different style, it is more akin to salt water bass fly fishing due to fly size and casting techniques. Stalking is one of the most important parts of this fishing style and when in complete darkness you will be utilizing all of your other senses and trust me it is a steep learning curve especially if you haven't fished at night before. Believe it or not but you will be dry fly fishing at night in the darkness, that is if you can call it a fly it has more in common with a bat for size and casting ability. That is all i will say for now just follow this blog and you won't be disappointed it may catch you your trophy trout all i ask is take a photo and put it back so someone can enjoy it too.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
I have started a new blog on salmon fishing at www.salmonfishingireland2012.blogspot.com to seperate the saltwater fishing from freshwater, so if any of the viewers to this site fish for salmon they can get up to date information on this site. I intend to have a variety of rivers and beats video taped so that anglers can see where the best fishing is even before they visit the rivers. There will also be videos of fly tying, fishing gear, catching salmon and tackle tips to help most salmon fishermen.