Rookie Bass Angler Steven Neely is far from a Rookie when he talks about fishing.  Wrapping up well he heads off to the Erne and reports:
It has been a cold start to the year! The past few weekends have thrown up snow storms, sub zero temperatures and at times it looked like we wouldn’t get one foot out the door.
Most of our normal spots had been inaccessible so we headed for Fermanagh knowing that the Erne system would be high due to the snow melt and rain during the past weeks but it was our only hope….
As always perch provide some great sport on well balanced light tackle – I am currently using an Illex Element Rider S 195 ML rated 3.5 – 14g, 12lb YGK braid and 12lb fluorocarbon leader.
Lures come as no surprise – small 3 – 4 inch paddle tails rigged on 3 – 7g jig heads. We tried  few other weedless rigs like texas and jika. Molix Freaky Rocks seemed to be hoovered up frequently along with the RA Shad and the 2″ Sligozzo.
Illex Pintails and Method Shads always seem a favourite and of course the Fiiish 70mm and 90mm Black Minnow kills too!
Here are a few of the catch..
Steven Neely - Fermanagh perch Jan 2015 (1)
Steven Neely - Fermanagh perch Jan 2015 (2)
Steven Neely - Fermanagh perch Jan 2015 (3)
Tight lines

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Steven Neely
Rookie Bass Angler
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