Richie Ryan of Eire Bass sent us a quick report about his recent mullet forays…

Ok , I know for sure that some of my British friends are getting really peeved seeing photos of mullet on the fly from Irish marks on my Facebook page. As some of you may be aware we are fortunate to encounter them much earlier here in Southern Ireland than they do in the UK.

Well worth the effort – fly caught mullet

The great thing about fly fishing for mullet this early in the year is the lack of weed which is a big problem in the summer months. Weed on a fly doesn’t help presentation to a seriously spooky fish. Recently one of my favourite marks was teeming with mullet. Thanks to a tip off by West Cork Bass Guide David Norman both myself and my son Cian Ryan had brilliant fun hooking landing and losing mullet.

Mullet on fly

Something I neglected to advise here before is that an indicator is a must for this type of angling. I also try to strip strike , loosing less fish as a result. And I know I’m repeating myself here but prepare to be frustrated. I generally don’t guide for mullet for that very reason!

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Why not try fishing from the first licensed saltwater fly-fishing boat in Ireland in the second largest natural harbour in the world? Your guide, Commander Richie Ryan, Retd, has built up a huge knowledge of bass fishing, over the last 30 years. With a purpose built boat for this sport he is insured to carry up to 3 anglers, ideal for small parties therefore and cheaper than the larger boats to charter. Bass and pollack are the main target species on the fly. Young and old are welcome and if you have no knowledge of fly-fishing, other methods for a variety of species can be organised. All equipment will be supplied if required.

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