Terry Jackson heads down South to county Cork in search of Rudd-Bream hybrids. You’re always guaranteed a good catch in this area. It has an abundance of peak conditioned fish.  With the angling spot pre-baited, himself and Sid Kennedy were met by fishing buddies Jerry O’Connor and Inland Fisheries officer Mike Hennessy.  Two obliging men who had everything ready.

A fine hybrid from South Cork
A fine hybrid from South Cork

From the start it was a “fish-a-chuck” and Terry describes the fish as “stunning, fin and scale perfect examples, bream-like in shape, but with an iridescent, metallic gold-bronze hue that almost glows in the evening sunlight”  To top that off, just a stone’s throw down the road there’s specimen mullet to be had.  What more can be said !! This is the place to be.

To claim a specimen Rudd-Bream Hybrid with the Irish Specimen Fish Committee, there are a few simple procedures that have to be carried out and Terry explains this in his article.

Read the full story ‘Terry’s travels, October 2012 Cork

Close-up photographs are required when claiming a specimen
close-up photographs are required when claiming a specimen

 

Close-up of dorsal fin rays
Close-up of dorsal fin rays

 

Sid Kennedy with a fine conditioned hybrid
Sid Kennedy with a fine conditioned hybrid

Compliments of:

Terry Jackson

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