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River pike

It was the first cold snap of the autumn and it was time to get out the pike rods .Unfortunately paddy could not make it this time so me and joe headed off with high hopes , we arrived at … Continue reading

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Tuna with Mike Dennehy

When I got a call from my longtime friend and mentor Mike Dennehy to say we are going tuna fishing, it was time to drop all distractions in life. Mike and Pedro Walsh run http://www.kinsalecharters.com one of Ireland’s most forward … Continue reading

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The quandry of the Health of Irish Bass stocks by Peter Aspinwall

A tricky subject I know. This is only my opinion and I know some people will disagree but here goes. First and foremost I am like a “pig in s##t” with the reformed bass laws brought in earlier this year. … Continue reading

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What happened to Tarquin? by Peter Aspinwall

In the last gripping episode, Tarquin had foolishly attacked the Abu Hi-Lo that had swam within striking distance from his and Randolph’s gulley and had indeed been hooked by a “Catch and decease” rotter! (At this moment I feel like … Continue reading

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Lure selection for bass – Granada or Consul by Peter Aspinwall

When we were kids we would occasionally sit on a wall by the road and try to identify the make and model of the car coming towards us before each other could. “Ford Cortina MK 2.” Steven would call. “Vauxhall … Continue reading

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Fishing for plaice with Jon Patten

IFD: When it comes to fishing Jon Patten has been there and done that. With no fewer than four world records including the all tackle record for dogtooth tuna, and only a few weeks ago he nearly broke the world … Continue reading

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Porbeagle progression by Mark Heffernan

About 2002 after taking a 2 year sabbatical from the sea whilst recovering from 12 years of flat out commercial fishing, I started targeting Tope in my local Dundalk bay. Over the next few years like many others I traded … Continue reading

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Robbie Steele Shark Festival

ROBBIE STEELE SHARK FESTIVAL 2016 BRING YOUR OWN BOAT AND FISH A 1 DAY OPEN BOAT FESTIVAL FISHED FROM CORK HARBOUR SATURDAY 13th AUGUST 2016 (FALL BACK DATE SUNDAY 14TH AUGUST) FISHING 09.30AM – 6.30PM   ORGANISED BY GUILEEN & … Continue reading

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Galway Porgie by John Paul Kelly

IFD: Many thanks to John Paul Kelly who gives the account of the momentous day he crewed for Skipper John Fleming of http://www.bluesharkangling.ie and they managed to get a Galway porbeagle. The first of hopefully many for John and John Paul … Continue reading

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Irish Bass Festival 2016 by James Barry

Preparations for the Irish Bass Festival begin for us in the middle of winter. Choosing dates around the appropriate tides need to be talked out before finally nailing down the weekend, usually aiming for the new moon tides in July. … Continue reading

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