Kevin Peronneau from France visited the north east over the weekend to try his hand at some bass fishing with angling guide Peter Cunningham. Unfortunately, the chocolate coloured water, strong winds and rain made fishing very tough indeed. After trying a number of locations on the Louth coastline on Saturday without success it was decided after discussion with Peter to have a try for a salmon on the Boyne the following day Sunday 23rd August.

The weather forecast for Sunday was bad with a weather warning having been issued for persistent heavy rain. Undeterred by the conditions, Kevin and Peter set out at 7.30 am to try a number of locations on the lower Boyne. Kevin had never salmon fished before but after some tips from Peter he was fishing like he had salmon fished for years. There were one or two fresh fish about but no fish had been hooked up till lunchtime. A change of location after lunch brought a change in fortunes with Kevin finally hooking into a mad fresh 10 lb salmon that thought it was a sailfish. According to Peter, the fish spent more time in the air than in the water. After about 6 or 7 frenetic jumps the fish finally threw the single barbless hook to win its freedom much to the disappointment of Kevin and Peter. One more fish was missed during the session but Kevin was more than happy to have achieved a hook up on his first outing salmon fishing.

Peter Cunningham is one of the North East’s top angling guides. If you fancy a days guided fishing for salmon, sea trout, wild brown trout, pike or bass, then why not give him a call or drop into him for a chat in the Drogheda Angling Centre, Boyne Shopping Centre, Drogheda.

Peter can be contacted by Tel: 00 353 86 4682516  or by email[email protected]

Rain. What Rain! Kevin Enjoys His Fishing in the Rain on the River Boyne
Rain. What Rain! Kevin Enjoys His Salmon Fishing in the Rain on the River Boyne
Angling Guide Peter Cunningham Keeps a Close Eye on How Kevin is Doing
Angling Guide Peter Cunningham Keeps a Close Eye on How Kevin is Doing