Bass Fishing Wexford


August 11th, 2017
Offshore Hunt Begins….


I wouldn’t call myself a “Hardcore” Kayaker but I do like to get out on it when conditions come right, especially this time of year when most of the bass population prefer the deeper cooler water offshore that doesn’t have the erratic temperature changes that they encounter inshore with the comings, & goings of the …[ read more ]

When conditions dictate along an estuary between May – mid July, you’ll stand a good chance of spotting a few bass rooting through bladder wrack, around boulders, etc, in search of shore crab, mostly in the sheltered, quieter regions of the system. You will have to put in the time, without doubt, but with stealth, …[ read more ]

July 14th, 2017
Perfect Storm…..


Ten days ago a very unique weather combination set a chain of events in motion, the out come of which had a lot of Sandeel running very close inshore, I’ve mentioned it before about knowing the ways of the Sandeel, & when you do, the paydays come…. It’s no secret that Bass have a penchant …[ read more ]

July 7th, 2017
Double agent…


Some great sessions over the last 7 days with surface lures, nothing like it for a waning “Mojo”, & the lust for early season silver is fully satisfied, more on that another time….   A cracking early morning session threw up a recapture of IRL0161 caught, & tagged by the Marine Institute on 24/04/16  Total …[ read more ]

June 29th, 2017
En Vogue….again.


Metals, jigs, pirks, etc, call them what you will have been enjoying a comeback over the last couple of years no doubt about it, and with good reason. They can be adapted to suit whatever situation your faced with, with minimum fuss, easy to handle, & cheap as chips. You can bring them to the …[ read more ]

June 8th, 2017
Look up


Apologies for the pic, but its still worth a look. I took the pic in late April 2016, at first I put the Mullets lacerations (all between 1″-2″ in length) down to a skirmish with an Otter, but after meeting up with a local bird watcher I came away with a different point of view, …[ read more ]

May 30th, 2017
Spot’s > Spike’s


As May passes, I switch the focus from Sea-Trout to Bass, as the sea temp locally only lurched into double figures lately. Don’t put all your trust in some sea temp device miles away from the bodies of water your fishing, then add to the mix the different “surface” temps pushed, dragged, mixed, around by …[ read more ]

May 12th, 2017
Sad, sad end…..


Sad, sad end for this magnificent creature, we came on it mid week as it drifted upside down.  Minke whales are fairly common in Irish waters by all accounts, so I suppose they’re going to come in contact with lobster/crab pot gear, but it’s still a gut wrenching sight to come across, the pot rope …[ read more ]

May 2nd, 2017


Concentration. Confidence. Stealth. Persistence. Hugh Falkus in his timeless classic  Sea Trout Fishing highlighted the need for those assets in an angler, especially an angler of Sea Trout. Though the book is mostly about his freshwater exploits with the species, he gives a first class insight into the traits needed within the angler for success …[ read more ]

I still get plenty of query’s on the subject of Needlefish, so I thought I’d update this post from my first experiences with Needlefish from back in 2012, a lot of water under the bridge since those first geeky blogs (cringe).   Yes, there’s many, many ways to catch bass, the Needle just gives you …[ read more ]

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