The latest of instalment of Daire Whelan’s topical and entertaining podcast Ireland on the Fly is out now and available on a number of services. Irish Bass and the Call of the Ocean features west Cork-based guide, David Norman.

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From Daire…

“With summer upon us and the next phase of Covid restrictions being lifted, I thought what better time to get some tips and advice on fishing for bass.

With some justification Ireland has become known as the bass Mecca of Europe and has regularly seen visitors from the UK, France and further afield visit these shores to fish for Irish bass.

But, are we in danger of exploiting these fish too much and just why is it getting harder to catch them?

For this week’s episode I speak to David Norman, a west Cork-based guide who has vast experience catching bass on fly and lure.

With a background in windsurfing and the navy, the call of the ocean has always been central to David’s life as I find out.

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Irish Bass and the Call of the Ocean