Danny Wyse tell us “Bass angling has been patchy and a little uncomfortable in the biting wind,  I long for some warmth to lift the spirits.
We’ll get over the below-par fishing as soon as the weather improves, its the poor conditions for stock recruitment that I find most disappointing. If we keep getting this wind direction at this time of year , we could find it having a negative impact on various species including bass.

A lot of the bass in the Cork area seem to have spawned already this season. Instead of warm southwesterlies gently blowing the fertilised eggs towards the shore and into harbours , lagoons and estuaries, where good nursery conditions for the growth of basslings are found , we have a situation where practically the whole of the spring has seen blustery offshore winds driving everything out to sea.
What the survival chances of a bass egg floating miles off the Mizen Head are, I don’t know ? My guess is none. Especially given the distance offshore that they might be bobbing about in these 50 kilometres an hour winds. I’m no scientist but I don’t think 2012 is going to be remembered as a successful breeding year . Lets hope this doesn’t become a regular pattern , looking at Windguru and other sites is almost becoming painful.

My prediction in the last post came true as Derek Kenrick a member of WCAD made the Irish International team that will be competing in Holland later this year. He was a member of the 2010 team that won gold so will be a valuable member of this team . This years team also looks strong and will be more than capable of having a say in the event , good luck to all those involved .”

Danny Wyse
Telephone Danny 00353(0)863443204 or Julian 00353(0)863225089