Paul Harris gives us a glimpse of  how fishing is going on the Beara in Kerry.  He tells us:
Brian and Rick have headed away back to the UK after plundering the wrasse stocks and behaving in their own words ‘ like a couple of kids’ as the float kept going under and fish were hooked, missed, landed and sometimes lost, such is the fun of wrasse fishing. They certainly showed a liking for the ragworm with over 50 fish a session being landed.
Top fish of the week was a 5.8lb cod caught oddly enough on a conger bait only a few yards out. Shows how close the fish move in as evening closes in.
Been going ‘Dutch’ for the last week with Huub Schoumaker and his group of 7 over for a week long visit. A mix of boat and shore fishing saw the group catch ling, pollack, cod, huss, wrasse, dabs and flounders plus the usual doggies.
Ray fishing still not up to speed and need the warm weather that is forecast to get it going properly. Conger are still feeding well though and Tony from Newcastle had the best yesterday at about 12lbs+.
The wrasse were the big winners yesterday, plenty of bites but tough to convert in to fish, they can be harder than mullet at times.
Harry and Shirley headed back to the UK this morning. He had a good week with some nice huss to 8lbs but the ray are still not showing in any numbers. Took Harry out for his first try at spinning for pollack yesterday and he caught 5 up to about 3lbs.
Looking for mullet as well but a chilly wind kept them down. Harry is back again in July so we should be able to break his mullet ‘duck’ without to much trouble then.
Weather warming up nicely now and will be having a few sessions looking for specimen Spotted Rays over the next week or so.
Anyone looking for information on fishing on the Beara can contact Paul Harris at [email protected] or ring him on 00 353 27 60330.
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