Bass fishing in the North East has recorded its first fish of the season. Shay Sumner from Navan was planning to fish North of the Boyne Estuary last week but due to wind and weed shay decided to switch to the Mornington side of the estuary. In doing so Shay managed to land his first bass and the  first reported bass of the season. The fish weighed 4.5lbs and was taken on ragworm. The fish was returned unharmed after unhooking. If the weather improves in the coming days it is hoped that several more fish will be taken before the start of the close season.

Bass have been recorded on the north Louth coast over the last few weeks most fish have been taken on spoon baits.