We got out for our second session last night while on our family holidays in county Kerry.
We met John Joe Sheehan with some lovely fresh lug and we all set off to our first mark with the tide dropping.
We were fishing pulley rigs and flappers to see what was about. When casting far we were picking up a lot of weed so we had to drop the baits short. We gave it two hours, we had tub gurnard but with nothing more we decided to head on again.
We were soon set up again, fishing for the undulates and whatever else that might come along. First fish was a bass for Aidan on his first cast.
Then John Joe hit into a good fish, this was obviously something fairly big by the healthy bend in the rod as he expertly played the fish. Our first glimpse and we could see it was another undulate ray.
The fish was weighed measured and tagged at a healthy weight of 8.4lb. A few pictures were taken and then it was quickly released where it swam off strongly.
Joe White was the next up with another undulate though this time not as big as the first but we were delighted to be seeing more of this special species.
John Joe stayed on for another hour before he had to head off. Over the next few hours we had strap conger, dogfish, flounder and rockling and another small undulate for me.
It was bright by the time we were packing up, we were shattered by that stage, so it was time for a bit of breakfast and a couple of hours sleep. Now it’s off to the aquadome with the kids!