David fromArklow reports: I’m not an early bird, but this morning I was on the mission to bring my girlfriend to the airport. I left Arklow at stupid o’clock and came back shortly before 6 am. I was thinking how not to waste this huge sacrifice being an early bird today. While I was driving along the Avoca River I spotted the cormorant-he was on the hunt. During just 3 min this sneaky predator has swallowed two little flounder. This could mean only one thing- there is a fish in the river.
For the last few days we have had very heavy downpours here in Arklow. Water level rose up and the river was coloured- which mean unfishable. But this morning everything was perfect-the tide even 🙂
I had a fish in the very first cast. I thought is was a flounder , but after a short fight I landed a nice brownie.
I put him back and swap my curly tale grub lure for the Mepps Black Fury 0 spinner. I got another brownie in the third cast 🙂
The next fish which fell on the Mepps was a small flounder.
My friend used to say ” now we’re talking” in the moment like this 😉 I know , when the flatties are around, the most efficient method to get them is- the soft plastics. To shorten my boring story 🙂 during all 2,5 hrs morning session , I managed to land 15 flounders and 2 brown trout on lures.
The biggest round this morning was about 34 cms.
The flounders were very agressive, some of them were deep hooked. But when you fish with the lures , there is no problem to unhook and safely return the fish.
I finished my morning session at 8.30 am. Before I went to the bed I sent a short text about my catch to my friend Dave from the lurefish-ireland.com .
We met up about 6pm , shortly before the high evening tide. The fishing was even better. I caught 21 flounder, which brought me a whopping 36 flounders score in total in one day 😉 I think this kind of result is hard to achieve using the different method than LRF.
My biggest evening round has measured 37 cms, but most interesting thing is , that I got 11 flounder on the Mepps at the evening 😉
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