…Our wallets are therefore powerful weapons in the fight to create a more sustainable future. The IWT does not advocate an end to fishing. We believe that fish is an essential part of our diet, culture, society and economy. It is vital for the survival of coastal communities all around our island. However, the type of fish we eat, particularly by knowing where and how our fish has been caught, can send… Read More

There’s something pleasant about being out on the water and when that opportunity is combined with fishing then its a real pleasure. The small boat has added another dimension to the angling for me and I’m happy to spend time simply exploring and mapping whilst I can. Adding the boat does create launch and recovery time but then there’s the added dynamic of been able to go where and when I like…. Read More

When I started fly fishing for bass there were few if any sources of help available. One of the first works that I came across was Stripers and Streamers from Ray Bondorew which I purchased from the US. It remains in a prominent position on my bookshelf and gets taken down again and again. Ray Bondorew is the creator of Rays fly above right. Its distinctive simplicity and clarity of approach in… Read More

Free Workshop Saturday May 19th – from 09:30 – 14:30  I’m afraid due to demand this workshop is now full – thank you, Jim As part of the fisheries awareness week 2012 May 12th – May 19th – I will hold an introductory workshop here at SEAi (FOC of course). The workshop will include an overview of all current methods used for bass fishing this will include a short trip to the… Read More

Landing Gear  Rod – Illex Element rider 220m  Reel – Shimano Twin Power 3000  Line – Fammel – 9kgs  Leader – Rio Fluoroflex +  Lure – Illex I-Shad, Illex gambit jig head Rising tide into a glorious spring sunset, a great evening today with William and Richie. The fish were behind the waves riding in and out. All Illex equipment available at SEAi – Wexford A little bit of fishing in your… Read More

I opened the door of the office today at about 06:15 – no phones rang, no e-mails pinged, no person called or seen for nearly four hours, what a place to work! I focused hard on what I had to do and even though I didnt catch any fish it was a job well done, I came away very satisfied. I didnt wake up this morning hating the thoughts of where I… Read More

Riding High: A Season on the Fly from Waterline Media on Vimeo. A little bit of fishing in your day – Jim

Does Recreational Angling contribute to the economy? Inland Fisheries Ireland(IFI) has appointed Tourism Development International (TDI) to undertake a Socio-Economic Survey of Recreational Angling in Ireland. The overall objective of the survey is to establish the current volume and value of domestic and overseas recreational angling in Ireland. It will run over the course of 2012.Pike, coarse fish, bass, salmon, sea trout, brown trout and sea anglers will all be invited to… Read More

The presentation that I made for Hooked Live is also available through the slideshare on line presentation software – I purchased the option just before the show to make the SS available through an embed on PBF. Today, long after I had forgotten about my account creation I received and auto email from slideshow telling me that more than 1,000 people have viewed or downloaded the slideshow. I hope that it has… Read More