Tail end of the fishing season

The Bass season finished pretty sharpish for me and unfortunately due to conditions didn't continue much further than the end of the Salmon Season...I had a few good fish in Ireland but for some reason the Bass didn't seem to be at the normal marks in quite the same numbers, nor size range and experimenting... Continue Reading →

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Mission accomplished…first salmon!

I set the challenge for myself to catch my first Welsh Salmon and Sewin this year! Not an easy quest by anyone's standards but they're fish that I find fascinating both for their impressive migrations and their stunning looks. I've put quite a bit of time into getting to know some small stretches of a... Continue Reading →

The year so far…

So 2017 is here, I've been fishing and surfing plenty while balancing work and my university studies. January was a blique cold month with poor surf and over run with exams, spirits were only raised with a bit of fly fishing at the superb Stillwater that is Garnffrwd. February saw a much needed surf trip... Continue Reading →

Zero Bass…ICES 2017 Advice

Just small changes to our Bass Fishing has in my opinion made a big difference to the number of Bass we are seeing across our coast. But it seems we are far from a sustainable fishery...ICES (International Commission for the Exploration for the Sea) have recommended zero retention of Bass for 2017 after two years... Continue Reading →

Time, tide and place

There's no doubt about it. In Bass fishing time, tide and place is THE most important factor. You can have all the lures under the sun. Work them beautifully, fire them to the horizon on your flashy jap rod and reel. But...if there's no fish in front of you and you're not prepared to cover... Continue Reading →

The Finger of Blame

So as some of you may be aware there is a Bass Ban going on at the moment where no anglers may retain fish...but commercial fishermen may fish for Bass by rod and line and FIXED nets... find out more here So when last night I saw a boat I presume from Burry Port laying... Continue Reading →

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