This year I have got out only a few times for fishing with real life getting in the way, so it was a welcome reprieve to have a trip to look forward to with Kit Dunne and http://www.wicklowboatcharters.ie
The wind was blowing the night before so we decided to start out later than expected to hopefully let it drop off as forecast.
Aidan Cox, Dan O’Kelly and myself met Kit at the harbour and were soon heading out to the mark. When we arrived it was still a bit snotty so we decided to head a bit closer in to shelter from Westerly breeze.
Almost from the start we were straight into smoothies and getting them on most drops. As the wind eased a bit we upped anchor and headed back to the original spot with plenty of time left for the tide. Kit expertly anchoring us on X marks the spot.
Fish were starting to come aboard and as the tide increased so did the hounds both in numbers and size. We were starting to demolish the crab supplies we had with us.
It was Kit who got the first specimen, followed by myself. Then Dan had his first specimen hound, which he followed up with another three specimens on the next three drops making four up to 12lb!
It was hectic action and hard going to get someone to put down their rod to take a picture for you! If you didn’t have a bite not long after it hit the bottom, a quick raise and drop of the bait usually saw it get hammered.
Eventually the fish started to slow down and it was time to head for home content with a great days fishing and plenty of specimens between us. Many thanks as always to Kit see you again soon buddy…