Category Archives: Coarse fishing

Ernecast – guided fishing with Seamus Smith

IFD: Ernecast is a dedicated coarse and pike guiding service on the Erne system offering some of the best angling in Ireland. It was set up by Seamus Smith, a man born and reared in the area with an intimate knowledge … Continue reading

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Bream and tench with Seamus Smith by Paddy Keogh

We hadn’t managed to get in a tench session so far this year so Aidan Cox, Joe White and myself decided that we would bait somewhere for a couple of days. The plan was to travel up a few evenings … Continue reading

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A change of plans by Dylan Condron

It was Saturday 6th of May. Myself, Lenny and Lloyd were part of a group of 8, who were meant to go to Galway on a sea fishing trip. As faith would have it, I got a call from the … Continue reading

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The one that didn’t get away by Alan Walsh

​January 4th 2017 I finished work at 1pm and was looking forward to my first fishing session of the new year! I had a decision to make; go to the canal, or the river. After perch, or roach and hybrids, … Continue reading

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Freezing toes and beeping alarms by Dylan Condron

Myself and Lenny decided to head north for a bit of river fishing. We were joined on the trip by one of Ireland’s top young anglers, Lloyd Lynch. What a pleasure this turned out to be. A great angler and … Continue reading

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A week in high summer by Alan Walsh

I was lucky enough to get out on a few short sessions this week and after a few different species.My first trip was to Meadow Lodge in Maynooth, this is a commercial fishery and not normally my cup of tea, … Continue reading

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David McConnell

IFD: When it comes to catching bream and tench, you may just find David McConnell on a mist filled lake at dawn on a Spring morning. It is here where David is most at home, he is one of the … Continue reading

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Tench advice with Dai Gribble

IFD: When it comes to catching big tench, Dai Gribble knows quite a bit more than a thing or two. He has caught some of the biggest tench ever caught in the UK and with almost fifty years of fishing experience … Continue reading

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Jason Dingle

IFD: Jason Dingle is one of the leading experts on coarse fishing in Ireland. He has a particular love for bream and tench fishing but is just as comfortable with his winter Pike fishing. Jason is the Irish record holder for … Continue reading

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Perch by Alan walsh

When I was about thirteen my local newsagents/toy store got in some fishing gear and displayed it in the front window. There was only a couple of rods and some reels and a bit of tackle. At this stage, I … Continue reading

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