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Specimen Sea Bass from the North East!


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!

Noel with his specimen sea bass

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.