After a slow start to the bass fishing year in Kerry, catches have really improved and the year looks set to be a good one…
20 September: Tomasz Ekert, Sea Bass Hunting, reports that he is still catching bass, even from the sand and over very shallow water. The fish are only taking soft lures. Tomasz is seeing a lot of feed in the water – sandeels and shrimps. Based on his current catch for the year it seems that this season, after a poor spring, it will be better than the last four. Read Tomasz Ekert blog Sea Bass Hunting
24 September: John Quinlan reports some really nice mixed fishing for his guests Stuart, Simon, Andy and Nick last week. The highlight was a salmon of 17lbs on the fly (not sea fishing!) but they also had plenty of bass to 64cms, loads of pollock and several good mullet on the fly.
Lure and fly fishing for bass normally begins mid to late March with April and May often giving superb sport. Please get in touch to check for best times and availability. If you fancy a spring bass fishing break just give John a call on (066) 947 4721 (or +353 66 947 4721 from abroad).
National Bass Programme
IFI has established a National Bass Programme to collect data on bass in order to provide scientific advice to support management and conservation of Ireland’s bass resource. Bass is Ireland’s only marine fish species which is managed for angling. The programme is being developed to determine the status of bass stocks and also to improve understanding of their ecology and biology in Ireland for the long-term sustainability of the species. See further details on www.fisheriesireland.ie/Projects/national-bass-programme