I had many plans for the month of May but life got in the way instead.
I mentioned previously that the site was going to take somewhat of a new direction and this is the first step – monthly reports. Why?
After having such fun the previous day I decided to go back for more. The fish had nit yet spawned and I knew there was a chance of a real monster over the next couple of days.
St. Patrick’s Day used to be a three day session but for quite a good few years I have made the point of foregoing the nonsense and getting afloat instead.
Getting afloat on a Wednesday seems to be becoming a bit of a habit for me. Conditions looked good and the weather was fine so why not? That was all the encouragement I needed!
Anglers have to be the eternal optimists, I can’t think of any other reason for subjecting ourselves to deplorable weather and temperatures in the hopes of finding a monster.
The spell of good weather continues, it was even nicer today than it was over the weekend. True to form Ireland once again experiences an ‘Indian summer’. So I went fishing!
It is rare that you get a very good forecast for the end of the trout season, the last weekend in September. Off to Lough Mask to see if we could tempt any monster brown trout!
With the spring weather returning the in form of strong winds and showers it was time to beat a hasty retreat to some sheltered freshwater ponds. Just an excuse to get out for a couple of casts.
Wind forecasts of thirty knots kept me off the sea this afternoon and I decided to have a look at some small lakes closer to ‘home’. Well sheltered, they are a safe bet in windy weather.