– It will be rain tonight. – Let it come down. William Shakespeare – Macbeth The weather can recreate both the world and indeed ourselves. But is it the change in ourselves because of weather that often brings us closer to the fish? William my brother and many other friends experienced amazing bass fishing this morning. The opportunity we saw some days ago was realised through the accumulated experience within ourselves, both… Read More

An opportunity approaches. Thirty seven years later I’m still fishing at the location. Now I do it a bit differently and with a little more experience. There’s still so much to learn though. I’m here looking for a low tide fish on the fly, a favourite time of mine, and now all this time later the fly is my favoured method. The timing is critical like most things in bass fishing and… Read More

The building anticipation is heightened considerably both by the approaching weather systems and also by the fact I have holidays from Friday.

Hard, hot light by ten a.m., windows ricocheting sun, concrete incandescent, even blacktop white. No day to stay in the city. Tackle chosen, we drive south and west, right angles giving way to round, to hills that fall away to sea, the highway here a line along a ragged edge, order eroding into mystery. A half moon cove no wider than two homes, its tide near flood, sun overhead. We rig, hoist… Read More

Making a good presentation by ‘casting backwards’ is an essential skill – especially on the open coast. For a right-hander faced with the prevailing south westerlies its the best way to safely make good casts.

For Jose, a mayan guide who reminded me of what it means to be a fisherman

“Lets make a reel that is revolutionary!”

Minister Creed launches public consultation on trawling activity inside the 6 nautical mile zone The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed today launched a public consultation on trawling within the 6 nautical mile coastal zone. This consultation is taking place after a number of concerns were raised by stakeholders regarding the level of trawling inside the 6nm zone. The topic has been the subject of scientific and economic reports… Read More