13th April – Bass fishing was pretty good recently even though the weather has been unseasonably cold.  Daryl, Louise and Luke Wilkinson joined us and the catch for the week was 40 bass, 2 mullet and a few pollock and wrasse.  Most of the bass were on fly.  Young Luke managed to catch his first ever bass on fly (see gallery) and several others.  He also caught his biggest ever bass.  My 12 year old son Stephen joined us for an afternoon and managed to catch 3 bass in 3 casts (see gallery).  I had one session myself a few days before the Wilkinsons arrived and caught 12 bass to 6.5lbs on surface lures.  Unfortunately, in spite of trying the same area on several other occasions we didn’t find fish there again.

It was encouraging to see that in spite of very cold weather bass could still be caught on fly and lure.

Stephen Quinlan with one of his bass caught in April 2012
A cool Stephen Quinlan with one of the bass caught. Well done!
15 year old Luke Wilkinson fishing for bass
15 year old Luke Wilkinson fishing for bass

John Quinlan

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