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Tag Archives: Wicklow

April 2017

I mentioned previously that the site was going to take somewhat of a new direction and this is the first step – monthly reports. Why?

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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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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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Wrestling Sharks

A surprise day free of lectures was only ever going to spent one way. You guessed it! Kayak fishing! A dash to the east coast was very much on the cards.

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Acidic Lake Trout

High altitude trout in bog lakes are generally small fish. But what they lack in size they make up for in attitude and numbers.

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Merry Fishmas!

With one thing or another it has been some time since I managed to do some proper fishing. Exams, projects, presentations, Christmas, weather; something always gets in the way!

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Friday Feeling

Cancelled lectures for Friday morning coupled with a calm sea could only mean one thing – a dash to the east coast to see if any tope were in an obliging mood. They were!

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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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