Fishing with bass flies bought from a shop can provide good results for the fly angler. Working with somebody like Brian Healy who can realise your specific requirements adds a dimension that’s simply not available anywhere else. Hence a degree of uniqueness and quality is added to the mix.   Tying the bucktail deceiver  third in the sequence above (hollow style– from B.Popovic) in a range of densities simply allows the creation… Read More

Thanks to bassfishingcork for the mention on your site – bendy rods for 2012, Jim. A little bit of fishing in your day – Jim

A little bit of fishing in your day – Jim

Having spent a few pleasant days working this week its noticeably cool but very nice out there. Winds have blown consistently from a Northerly direction since late March and after a little exceptional weather in the latter days of the month during which we caught some fish things are ‘Spring’ slow here in Wexford. Water conditions are crystal clear with only a few indications of shrimp, sandeel and immature flounder showing but… Read More

Angling tourism can be developed through: provision and presentation of information using state of the art technology; increased public access to angling; development of a broader outdoor tourism portfolio; the clustering of businesses and co-operative competition; and community land ownership Angling tourism needs to be developed sustainably, maintaining a balance between ‘development’ and environmental and social management factors.From fishing for Answers the final report. Fishing for Answers summarises the key findings from… Read More

20082009201020112012 I’m into the fifth year of this website, and my tenth season working at guiding for bass starts today. My customer is Jerome Caparros from France and we will only tentatively attempt bass on the fly today . Wishing you all a happy Easter – A little bit of fishing in your day – Jim

…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