David from Arklow, an experienced lure fisherman should apply for a  job in The Met Ofiice. Reason?  He could predict the bad weather. It’s always rain when he’s off and Wednesday May 9th was no exception!!

He tells us-
“Being stuck in the house, my feets  were itching to go somewhere and wet the line. This time I decided to give a try to my doorstep river. Avoca is very famous in the Country for pollution ( shame on the County Council), but still holds stocks of salmon, sea trout, brownies, eels, huge mullets and … nice flounder.
After last week heavy downpours mixed with high Spring tides, the river became clean, with all the stinky stuff washed away to the sea.

Increased current activity let me think there could be some fish in the river.
I decided to do LRF for flounder, which used to enter the Avoca  every year in May.
My setup was simple- 2” Mann’s shad mounted on 3g jighead with the mono line 0,18mm 10 lb ( I need that strong line for the snags ). Rod up 10g c.w and Shimano 1000 size reel.
Just after a few casts I was in contact with this nice fish, which gave me good fight on the light rod.

David with flounder
David with flounder

Flounder was hooked gently in the bottom jaw. My first this year. Shortly after I managed another fish in the similar size. I had one more bite and surprisingly landed a fine rainbow trout , which was lucky to escaped from my hands while taking photo. After short 40 min session it has started rain, so I called it a day.

Last Sunday May 13th I had the pleasure of meeting up with Dave fom lurefish-ireland.com on my homegrounds. We’ve spent much more time on chat, than fish, but still managed to catch something in between.

Dave from Lurefish Ireland
Dave from Lurefish Ireland


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