Sunshine at last and South East Angling Services Gerard Doran is well prepared and ready to go. He reports:

Time has been spent preparing rods, reels, lines, lures and just about everything recently in anticipation for warmer more settled weather to arrive. Sea trout and mullet will be the main target species in saltwater for the moment until species like Bass and Gilthead bream arrive inshore in reasonable numbers.

This week the weather finally took a turn for the better and provided a good chance to get out fishing productively. Many locations have changed greatly over the winter unfolding exciting new opportunities to discover in more detail. It was these areas that have produced some sea trout this week using hard lures, all released after a quick photo. Small suspending minnows, sinking pencils and metals too from companies such as Smith, IMA, Lucky Craft and Hansen all prove effective, more on those at a later stage.

Ger Doran - Sea Trout March 2014After such poor weather in early 2014 you really appreciate being out and about again taking photos, observing wildlife, spotting the early signs of marine activity and of course catching some fish! The next few tidal sets will see larger numbers of sea trout and mullet enter shallow bays, tidal rips and estuary’s. Lets hope the weather is favourable for the year ahead.

Saltwater trout fishing is often challenging but fantastic sport. Many visiting anglers choose to visit later in the year for the Bass but in my opinion the Irish sea trout fishery is not to be ignored either. Unlike the Bass fishery which is focused mostly in south, the sea trout fishery is good throughout much of the Irish coast.

Ger Doran - Sea Trout March 2014 (2)Bookings for Sea Trout fishing Workshops & Guided days are available over optimum tidal sequences. Many districts are currently open for fishing with Wexford/Waterford districts opening Monday 17th March. Locations remain flexible to meet your needs.

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Gerard Doran,

South East Angling Services

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