Brian McCall reports some members of are seeing an improvement in the cod fishing off the Down coast…

Andrew McIlhone, from Co. Down, made a dash for the salt this April in the hopes of some cod being about. Cod fishing had been a very lackluster affair as of late but this past week seems to have changed. Using mackerel baited, bleeding glow worms from Shamrock Tackle, he dropped down into the flooding water. Not long after the drop, Andrew was into his first cod of the day. Not huge, but a good sign. As the day progressed and the weather got better, the codling were really showing in numbers.

First Cod of the day
One of the better cod of the day
The cod fishing around Down has improved

The tide flooded to around 25metres the takes continued with the bigger fish beginning to appear with the fish pictured being some of the bigger ones caught. A good sign and hopefully more and bigger fish start to arrive. Pollack, coalfish, whiting and scorpion fish were also in abundance.

Kayak angling in Ireland

Irish Kayak Angling is Irelands on-line Kayak Angling club. The Club is open to all to enjoy, it is free and they welcome both the experienced and new comers to the sport of Kayak fishing. The forum is the club room and meeting place and great place to get in touch with other to get guidance, share tales and talk tactics…