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Richie Ryan is back to “ bassics” after recent storms

November 3rd, 2017 | by

Richie Ryan tellus he managed to get back to “ bassics” [Ed’s note: His pun!] after the recent storms. The Eire Bass guide takes up the story…

When I see two storms in a week at this time of the year I cringe. Normally it means an end to the fly fishing as the fish move out to deeper water. To add to my woes there was a dredger working around the clock in the harbour thus ensuring water clarity was appalling.

Gwennole Lepalud from France with his first bass on a fly in deep water

Gwennole Lepalud from France with his first bass on a fly in deep water

Big (flies ) were the order of the day initially. No luck there. I got the client to switch to small bright flies and hey presto, success. A shoal of schoolie bass liked what they saw. A few to soft plastics by another angler kept him happy also. A move to another mark produced more small bass.

Cian and Brendan O Dwyer with a double hook up

Cian and Brendan O Dwyer with a double hook up

Initially at this location things weren’t looking so good. A

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If you want to book Richie then go to  www.corkbass.com

Eire Bass – Richie Ryan

Saltwater fly fishing Guide.

Web: www.corkbass.com E-mail: info@corkbass.com
Tel: +353 (0)86 1940744

switch to stripping the fly very fast produced instant success. One small change produced smiles. Over the two days we had close on 30 bass to the boat.

small bass

Plenty of small bass – great news for the future

The next day I went out fly fishing on my own and stopped counting at 20 bass. Nearly all were small fish but isn’t it a great sign for Cork Harbour. If my experience of the bass tagging project has taught me anything it’s that these small bass will grow and return to the exact same marks. Here’s hoping !

Make a booking

If you want to book Richie then go to  www.corkbass.com

Eire Bass – Richie Ryan

Saltwater fly fishing Guide.

Web: www.corkbass.com E-mail: info@corkbass.com
Tel: +353 (0)86 1940744


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