Are you fed up with lure fishing sometimes? Fed up of chasing bass, pike or perch ? We are. So, on last Monday, we tried something different. Feeder coarse fishing- with the main target – king of the river- Bream.
After my last chat with Gerry from CAC, we decided to hit the well known bream spot in co. Carlow. I picked up Alex, and about 5 pm we arrived on the picturesque Barrow River valley.
Lucas was already there, tried for an early Shad- with no luck of course 😉
We set the gear and mixed the groundbait. Water level was low, with the high tide predicted on about 8.30 pm. Fishing was slow and difficult. On every cast, our baskets were returned full of algae kind weeds.
Then the water started rising up and the things has changed.
Quickly after Lucas has got nice bite- and fish on !
I forgot to mention we brought the Apprentice on her first ever coarse fishing trip !!
What happened next? The Apprentice has surpassed her Master !
Next fish went to Alex. Bream were followed by roaches and small trout. It was a golden hour for Alex.
We had a hectic time. The tide has reached it’s peak point. Quickly it became dark and chilly. But bites were continued to keep us warm. It paid of for Sylvia, who banked this beautifull roach.
About 11pm when the air temp has plunked to about 5 deg we called off the day.
It was a great day out, with fantastic fishing ( bagged over 40 lbs) in good company, with a lots of laughs . A day to be repeated !!