John Quinlan from Thatch Cottage Ireland reports on the shore angling around Cahersiveen…

The bass closed season hasn’t stopped the fishing at Thatch Cottage with mullet providing great sport on fly.  Alan O’Neill and Tyrone joined us for a couple of days targeting mullet on fly.  They had some great sport catching around a dozen of these extremely hard fighting fish .

Alan O'Neill with a nice mullet
Alan O'Neill with a nice mullet

Fly fishing for mullet is much more like dry fly fishing for trout than other types of saltwater fishing.  You are casting surface flies to visibly rising fish.  Anyone who hasn’t done this before should really give it a go.  The average size of mullet was between 3 and 4 lbs and these fish probably fight harder than anything else we have in Irish waters.

Tyrone with his first mullet on fly
Tyrone with his first mullet on fly

Tom Quinn stayed for a days fishing for sea trout/brown trout.  Tom is a fishery biologist  from the USA who specialises in Pacific salmon and cutthroat trout biology.  He had a very enjoyable day on Cloonaghline catching numerous brown trout.  Unfortunately we didn’t get any sea trout but Tom is keen to come back and try again.

John Quinlan
Thatch Cottage Ireland
Kenneigh West, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry

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If you fancy a spring bass fishing break just give John a call on (066) 947 4721 (or +353 66 947 4721 from abroad).

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Getting ready to release a mullet
Getting ready to release a mullet