We received a report from Noel O’Shea shore fishing on the North East Coast.
Read what he has to say about his first-ever specimen sea bass…
I was shore fishing last Sunday 20th Sept on the North East coast and was delighted to catch my first specimen Bass, 12lbs and 75cm long.
I was using ragworm which I had purchased from Rory Coleman, Swords Angling the previous day. My daughter got a fright when she opened the fridge door thinking the brown cardboard box contained some Curry!
Conditions were favourable for bass fishing with the east wind bringing plenty of surf. I was with a fishing colleague and we were going to call it a day after about 4 hours and go mackerel fishing elsewhere as the tide was dropping and the weed was becoming more and more of a hindrance. Just as well that my friend was there as I hadn’t got a landing net with me.
The fish was weighed on a certified weighing scales.