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LRF – North Dublin

DSC_0302A few hours Light Rock Fishing this morning in North Co. Dublin was very relaxed and enjoyable. Fishing was quiet enough as expected on what was a very cool and blustery morning from the chosen piers and rocky outcrops. Various soft lures rigged dropshot and small metal lures with single barbless hooks produced some small Pollack and Coalfish from each location. As always nice to get out and especially today getting the  last fish of 2013.


LRF     DSC_0313


CormorantEquipment Used:

Rod : Tronix Rockfish UL 0.5 – 7 g.

Reel  : Shimano Catana 1000 fb.

Lines : PowerPro 3kg & Fluro Tippet.

Once again a very Happy New Year to all of you and most of all tight lines in 2014.


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

ChristmasI would like to wish all customers, friends and followers of South East Angling Services a Merry Christmas  and a Happy New Year.

2013 was challenging but very rewarding overall. I sincerely look forward to meeting with both new and returning  customers in 2014. It will be an exciting year for the business with some interesting projects in the  pipeline.

Bookings are being taken for the year ahead to avail of Workshops and Guided days. If you have any queries whatsoever do get in touch.  Best wishes  and most of all Tight Lines in 2014!

Happy new year

Windy Weather

The weather has been very mild and overall pretty good in the latter stages of 2013. The winds more  recently have been blowing pretty strongly from a southerly based direction which has restricted fishing many locations. The forecast for the coming week is showing no real improvement either with strong winds and some heavy rain predicted. The water temperature however is holding off nicely at 10.1 deg  (Met Buoy 5).

Right now on the Wexford coast the winds are blowing from the southwest 37 kn gusting 52 kn and are due to increase into the evening. Met Eireann issued parts of the northwest coast on Red warning for the next 24 hours with winds gusting up to maximum of 150kms predicted!

As always take care out there when near the coast or fishing, If in doubt do not go out. Perhaps when this wind dies down we will have an opportunity to catch some nice cod! Until then LRF in very sheltered locations for mini species or perhaps some freshwater fishing for rainbow trout on fly and lure will be in order.
Rough weather in wexford

Irish Angling Show 2014

South East Angling Services will be exhibiting at the 2014 Irish Angling Expo. I am very excited to attend such a prestigious event which is held in the National Show Centre, Swords, Co Dublin on the 15th and 16th of February. The show caters for all aspects of angling so pencil those dates into your diary to attend. More information about the show and our stand will be announced closer to the event.
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Saltwater Fly Tying

Leftys DeceiverThis week the saltwater fly tying is in full swing in preparation for the 2014 Bass and  Sea Trout season.  Preparation of such items over the “quiet” season is a great help. I  hope so share more saltwater fly tying content here over the coming months.

The image below shows a mix of patterns such as deceiver’s, clouser’s and smaller  sandeel variations also.


Saltwater fly tying - A selection