There has been some great bass fishing on offer around Kerry in the last week. Here is some of the latest news…

Jack with one of his bass #CPRsavesfish

20 April: One of the fly caught bass for Jack Zagar, fishing with John Quinlan of Thatch Cottage, this evening after a great day trout fishing and eagle watching on Lough Namona.

Bass on a soft plastic in the night
Fishing as the sun sets in kerry

22 April: Tomasz Ekert, Sea Bass Hunting, writes in his blog of some very pretty bass caught lure fishing with soft plastics on the night tides. He had 4 a couple of days ago and 10 this evening and tonight.  Read Tomasz Ekert’s blog Sea Bass Hunting

John’s first sea bass

25 April: A bit on the wild side today but a first ever bass for John from Michigan, who was fishing with John Quinlan of Thatch Cottage.

A beautifully coloured wrasse #CPRsavesfish
Tom with a fine bass

30 April: Tom Cosford was fishing with John Quinlan of Thatch Cottage today. He opened his 2018 bass account with a few nice bass and caught some cracking wrasse on lure also.

Go fishing…

Thatch Cottage

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).

E-mail: [email protected]

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