A boat session this week with some German customers produced some bent rods and noisy reels with seven species landed over a short morning session. Simple two hook flowing rigs worked on the day with the baits being fresh peeler crab, fresh mackerel and ragworms mounted on Sakuma hooks. Light tackle on the boat is a pleasure to use and a much more sporting outfit to play fish on provided you land fish correctly and without stress.
Species landed were:
Dragonet, Mackerel, Smooth Hound, Gurnard, LSD, Bull Huss, Sand Dab.
Do you struggle to get the fresh bait you require when you want it? Have you considered collecting your own but feel it is too much commitment or too difficult?
Here at SEAS we can show you the skills and equipment you need to collect your own quality bait and store it effectively. Having a large range of quality baits is something often overlooked and as a result many anglers catch less fish or a smaller range of species when fishing.
Collecting your own bait is much more cost effective than purchasing it and the more organized you are the cheaper it becomes. Preparation is the key to catching fish and it is well known that the most successful anglers are the most prepared.
Advice is given on how to get the best out of your baits including correct presentations, tidal sequences, weather, seasons and much more tips, tricks and techniques. Everything you need to know is covered in this workshop from the very basic to the more advanced. It consists of two parts the discussion or theory indoors and the hands on part when we collect some bait.
Each workshop is bespoke to your requirements and locations also remain flexible where possible. If you would like to book simply get in touch by using the contact page. Bookings are available for the full twelve months of the year for all our services to suit you the angler.
Paul and John spent two days in Wexford this week with the aim to improve there lure fishing skills. They are both very capable anglers having focused previously on catching Brown Trout in rivers. Of course the rivers are not always suitable to fish due to water levels being poor at times so as a result they wisely chose to have a second resort to fall back on which is saltwater lure fishing.
A two day workshop was spent learning new techniques and methods both on and off the water. Light Rock Fishing was the main point of interest with a crossover also into the similar but somewhat heavier Hard Rock Fishing.
Over the two days we fished in four very different locations so the lads could get a feel for the various challenges and opportunities each area represents. The second day the wind really got up and made it difficult at times to fish ultra light but some new species were landed and fun was had.
Paul and John remained focused and caught a good number of fish on each venue and go home happy and determined to use what they have learned during there short stay here in Wexford and apply it to there own local venues.
It was a pleasure to work with such good company over the two days and I am delighted that they go home happy with the skills required to catch more fish. They go home having experienced not only the fishing but the local history, scenery and some good Wexford eateries too.
Went out today with one thing in mind and that was to fish light. Drop shotting was the method used and it proved quite effective on the day. 1.8 grams of split shot below size 10 and 12 hooks worked a treat with Wrasse and Pollack being landed constantly during the session.
If LRF is something you would like to try why not book a Workshop here at SEAS? All equipment can be provided and you are sure to have a great day.
A small taste of what the local area can offer.
Flounders can be found pretty much everywhere and with the right tackle can be good sport. If you only have the chance to fish for a short period of time during the week it’s so handy to grab the rod, reel and some lures and before you know it your catching some flatties. Tackle used during today’s session was simple, inexpensive but effective.
One very capable and determined German customer spent a Guided day in Wexford recently saltwater fly fishing in what were very challenging conditions for many reasons.
Having previously explained that conditions would be so difficult he remained quite happy to fish and by day end after fishing hard all day went home feeling happy having experienced a small taste of what the Wexford coastline can offer.
It is very easy to get accustomed to the locations we visit regularly as anglers and as a result we often take many things for granted. The Irish coastline and its picturesque surroundings are truly magical.