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Smoothie Sorties

Where day one on the east coast was all about having the craic and not taking the fishing too seriously, day two was an all out assault on the smoothhounds…..

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Balancing Act

Life for the last four years has been a balancing act between trying to juggle college, ‘work’ commitments, fatherhood and fishing, to name a few. One of the juggling balls has been set aside.

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Glassy Sea

With all exams officially finished it was time to get back to doing what I love doing. The Galway weather was glorious this evening and it made for a glassy sea on the bay.

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More Paddy’s Weekend Piking

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.

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Flood Protection

The last post I had written came after storms Abigail, Barney, Clodagh and Desmond had wreaked havoc. We have since been visited by Eva and Frank is currently knocking on my windows.

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Widespread Flooding

I would like to take a couple of minutes out to talk about the widespread flooding that is really taking hold of a few counties in Ireland at the moment.

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Evening Afloat

I had not been afloat for a couple of weeks before today. Very high winds have lashed the west coast of Ireland as one storm follows another. The stormy weather also brought with it the birth of my son.

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Always Hopeful

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.

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Bank Holiday Hounds

I have had only one go at the hounds this year and that was from a charter, a far cry from a kayak! That fact had to be rectified and what better time to do it than on a bank holiday?

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Trotting for Roach

With the wind still blowing hard I decided that the best option would be to stay inland and find sheltered water. Local knowledge told me that roach are amassing in large numbers, getting ready for their spawning run.

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