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Coalfish to 5lb for saltwater fly anglers on Cork Harbour

January 26th, 2017 | by

It was great to see the amount of angling activity in Cork Harbour over the weekend. The Eire Bass guide Richie Ryan took a run out with some friends as conditions were perfect for chucking fluff. Calm weather and great water clarity held out good prospects , unusual for this time of year. Richie picks up the story…

“As we arrived at the mouth of the harbour I noticed great kayak activity,” Richie reports. It turns out that Irish Kayak Angling Club were having an outing, “great to see” the guide enthuses. A few nice pollack were landed on the fly-only winter outing aboard “Sea Hawk” but nothing spectacular. “Then we noticed a large shoal of fish under the boat,” Richie said. ” We couldn’t connect until Dr. Jacques came up with a tactic to lure this species on board. Experience counts, and the first coalfish of the session came on board. Over 100 fish were landed as Richie kept in contact with the huge shoal. Kevin Mc Loughlin had a team of flies up and was managing to hook up 3 fish at a time, even a huge mackerel at one stage.

Double coalfish for Kevin

Double coalfish for Kevin

Most of the coalfish were between 1-2 lbs weight but gave a great account of themselves on the fly rods. One gave the skipper a mighty fight, a 5 lber, his personal best for that species on the fly.

5lb coalfish

5lb coalfish on fly for Richie

Richie has been given a challenge by Dr. Jacques we’ve been told; catch a Pollack on the fly in every month of the year. We’re not sure if this has ever been done before in Ireland. But the guide is almost there – he has only to catch a Pollack on the fly in February, so no pressure. The Doc is also on the chart for the challenge , but as Richie says, ” he has to work in February , I’m working at fishing, so no pressure Jacques ! ”

 

Richie Ryan
Saltwater fly fishing Guide.
www.corkbass.com

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Eire Bass – Richie Ryan

Saltwater fly fishing Guide.

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