David Norman reports from West Cork where conditions have improved for bass anglers…

A night bass from West Cork

14 July: After weeks of poor conditions (A big onshore blow followed by weeks of dreaded easterlies) I took a drive of the coast one evening to find the wind had finally swung onshore and was purring away creating those ideal Bass fishing conditions I look for here on the South Coast of Ireland. Plans were changed I headed home to get organised. It should be said that the previous day’s fishing had been totally unproductive and had confirmed my assessment that it wasn’t “On” and sometimes I just fish anyway in order to prove it to myself and keep active Bass Fishing wise. Arriving at my spot things felt good (I couldn’t see much as it was nearly dark) I went through my lures and selected hard and soft needles as I have been doing for the whole of last season with the odd hard plastic thrown in to the variation… It didn’t take long to connect and once I’d established how they wanted it (Slow and deep pretty much sums it up) it was Summer Bass business as usual for July in beautiful West Cork – good fish caught and released on a stunning summer’s evening.

If this all sounds like it might be you cup of Tea please contact me for a Bass Lure Fishing Workshop or a Guided Bass Lure Fishing Session to suit your schedule…

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West Cork Bass

David NormanDavid Norman is a Clonakilty based Bass Fishing Guide and Coach specialising in Shore Based Lure Fishing & Workshops.

Notes: Having intensively fished for Bass (Catch & Release) on the West Cork Coast plus all of the recognised Bass fishing counties of Ireland  I want to share with other like-minded anglers the thrills of responsible lure fishing for Bass on a One-to-One basis over a limited number of trips throughout the key times of the Bass fishing Year, which for me is June – Sept, sometimes earlier or later depending on how the weather is behaving…
I can offer a range of options around key tides, to include night fishing, in a safe and environmentally conscious manner including bespoke workshops to help build knowledge and confidence

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