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Reconnaissance

It has been a very long time (16 days) since I have been able to get the kayak out onto the water. To me, that is an eternity.

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A Look Ahead

This is not a fishing update. It is a pictorial look at what faces me when I return to Galway very shortly.

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Proper Wrasse

So I tried to do something other than fishing for the last couple of days but the lure of a large ballan wrasse was just too much to handle and I really did want to catch a good one before heading west again.

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Sunday Sorties

An early start was on the cards. Admittedly, Anthony Byrne from the Irish Kayak Angling Club had beaten me to the harbour and launch site first. I had headed to the wrong harbour!

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Dublin Wrasse

When opportunity knocks the best thing to do is answer! I’m supposed to be busy getting things ready for my move back to the opposite side of the country.

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Testing The Waters

Following the return of my van and having been left with a decent amount of leftover bait from yesterday’s foray, I decided that the logical thing to do was get the kayak out onto the water.

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An Alternative

What does a kayak angler do when they cannot go kayak fishing? They just go fishing! Having left my van into a mechanic and learning that the work would take longer than originally thought, I knew that I could not get the kayak out if I could not transport it.

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Hit and Miss

Following Wednesday’s foray I returned to one of my favourite Wicklow stomping grounds for tope. I was accompanied by Anthony Byrne from the Irish Kayak Angling Club. The plan was to paddle out until our echo sounders were giving us return of what should be a reasonable depth of water to find tope lurking in. Timing could not have been better, either could conditions relative to fishing – the tidal run was just starting to gather momentum towards the North and the evening was mild and overcast.

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A Dog Day Afternoon

The recent winds that were a feature of the East coast have died down again, giving me the opportunity to get back out and try and catch some fish. And try was exactly what I intended to do!

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Battling Ballans

Bad weather approaches. The meteorological situation in Ireland has decided to do a complete U-turn.

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