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Light Rock Fishing – Wexford

Denis visited Wexford for a Light Rock Fishing Workshop last Friday. Having previous experience with other angling methods Denis felt that LRF would be more appropriate due to limited available fishing time and the fact that such methods can be applied to many location types all year round.

 

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After discussing the need to know information regarding LRF in the morning over a coffee we moved on to three locations covering everything from rock pools to reefs and small harbours to ensure all tactics developed earlier were applied successfully catching fish in each venue.

 

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Thanks again Denis for what was a very enjoyable day out.

 

 

 

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Smith Jib

Seabass

I spent a few hours earlier this week casually casting small hard lures in a location that holds Sea Trout and some Bass, lots of fish mostly mullet were moving in on the flooding tide but one bass was all that seemed interested despite there being lots of Sea Trout present. Not a big bass but its superb condition ensured great sport was had playing the fish on ultra light tackle. 

 

Rod: Pontoon 21 Gancho 1.5 – 8 g.

Reel: 1000 sized Shimano.

Line: 3kg PowerPro with 8lbs leader. 

Lure: Smith Jib 90 sp.

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Lucky Craft Gunfish

 

A very enjoyable day today preparing for tomorrows customer, looking forward to a hard days work in the ‘office’ tomorrow.

 

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One lure that is always in my box during the warmer months is the Lucky Craft Gunfish, Proved its worth yet again today in what was a very interesting day on the Wexford coast.

 

Bass caught on surface lure

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Bass Fishing At Night – Lures

Night Time Bass

 

 

You often hear me mentioning the phrase ‘get out there’. By doing just that you hone your skills, you develop a better understanding of the fishery’s current capabilities to produce fish, you sometimes fail to catch fish but all the time you are learning by just being there observing your surroundings.

I went out my front door last night at 11.00 pm armed simply with a lure rod,reel and some soft plastics in search of a fish or two and was not disappointed. Each time I head out lure fishing at night there is a feeling of added excitement. Wave Worms fished weedless produced fish ‘on the drop’ last night over a shallow reef. Bouncing soft plastic lures is a very effective method of catching fish, also retrieving them slowly over reefs at night is especially productive.

If lure fishing at night is something you have yet to try I would encourage you do so but do take great care and plan ahead thinking of any possible dangers especially flooding tides cutting you off from rocks or stranding you on a sandbar. If possible fish with a friend who is also familiar with the chosen venue. Always carry a wading stick and wear a lifejacket if deep wading. Some locations that produce very little or even nothing during daylight hours could very possibly fish much better under darkness, Just keep your headlight off the water at all times! 

You can choose to book a Workshop where you would develop key skills to lure fish for bass successfully at night which includes on the water tuition/fishing at night In a safe environment. Guided trips at night are also available simply get in touch using the contact page above to create your bespoke package.

 

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‘Night time Is a time when being alone on the shoreline on the rocks or beach with the stars or grey clouds or blackness of clouds with no moon, can bring you so very close to full awareness of the mystery of life that we are witness to. I don’t know why this Is so and I never will know. I feel It though, feel It so strongly when I walk In those places where no one Is, except me and other nocturnal beings’ 

Source: Ken Abrames – A Perfect Fish.

 

 

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