I have just updated the availability for 2012. With 80 days reserved at this time and less than 10 optimum days left to fill for 2012 it does a number of things for me. It alleviates some of the stress involved in ‘wondering’, but it also confirms the ‘new’ interest in saltwater fly and lure fishing for bass is continuing and indeed strengthening.
Within those odd 71 days of bookings are recurring customers who are happy to fish with (or put up with) me whenever they can.
Everyone who has partaken in bass angling in this country, through investment in travel, tackle, clothing, guiding, workshops, B+B’s, food, gifts and personal time contributes to protecting the fishery by making it increasingly valid. Bass angling can have a broad reach into many different aspects of our communities not all directly related to fishing, but nevertheless connected. It is the realisation of the benefits of these many interrelated connections that will help protect bass angling and not singular stand alone identities or operations.
This continued and sustainable ‘bass angling business’ can only help to strengthen the fishery its structures and its many beneficiaries, and partnered with the type of protection successes witnessed in the post below I hope today the future is a little brighter for bass angling in Ireland.
Best regards and thanks – Jim
Well done to the people involved in this operation – the photograph is significant, both in the relevance of the capture and the portrayal of the scale and regularity of the illegal fishing in the area.
Landing Gear today
Rod : Smith Blow shot 86 spl
Reel: Daiwa Certate 3500
Line: Yamatoya Fammel
Leader: Rio fluoroflex plus
Water temperature is about one degree higher than this time last year. Mean temp at M5 January for past 7 years @ 9.8 degrees. Showing 9.9 today, this time last year 8.8. Some details for Wexford below.
Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video
Sure, the Coolpix AW100 is durable. You can drop it, submerge it, or freeze it. It’ll keep taking fantastic photos. But this camera is more than a mere tough chunk of plastic and metal. It’s also loaded to the brim with incredible features. It can be operated while you’re wearing your gloves, and it comes with assisted GPS to log the location of your movements and photographs.
- Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof: ruggedly built for reliable and comfortable outdoor operation. Water-proof to a depth of 33 feet.
- Shockproof if dropped from 5ft, operating temperature down to 14 degrees F
- 16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation
- GPS and e-Compass functions
- Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information (latitude and longitude) can be added to your photos