Gary Robinson was out at the weekend after a long absence from the world of angling. His new college timetable allows him an afternoon on Mondays and he jumped at the chance…

Casting a line…

Having had a slow day on the water on Sunday Gary decided to try another part of Galway Bay yesterday and the change of venue brought more than just a scenery. Fishing around rocky outcrop used as a roost by sea birds Gary confirmed suspsions that there was good rough ground fishing, first with the fish finder and then with the first cast of the day. He was expecting pollack but was not disappointed by the 2lb wrasse that hit the soft plastic lure.

A welcome ballan wrasse

This proved to be the first of many fish caught over 2 hours with nearly a fish a cast to keep him entertained. The smallest on the day was 1.5lb. The mark is just out of reach of shore anglers and too rocky for boat anglers, so he’s looking forward to returning to try his luck again.

A bit of light showed up the bright colours of this wrasse


Gary Robinson

Kayak angling in Ireland

Gary discovered the thrill, freedom and pure joy of kayak fishing almost by accident. After purchasing kayaks with the intention of paddling trips with his long-suffering partner, he started to assess the suitability of such a craft as a fishing platform. Some internet searches showed him that he was not alone in his thoughts. America and Australia already had blossoming populations of kayak anglers. Needing no more encouragement, he set about rigging his first sit on top kayak and transforming it into a fishing platform to gain access to some of the more inaccessible waters. Now into his fifth year of kayak fishing he shows no sign of slowing down.

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