David Norman of West Cork Bass has been out on the kayaks in pursuit of big pollock and top-water bass lately. David was out with @irelandonthefly for a crack at the Clonakilty bass in the surface layers and the fish didn’t disappoint.

When the sun came out a few days later, David switched to deeper tactics for big pollock on fly and lure. Again, the fish were obliging for fights and photos, before being released back to the depths.

The best of the pollock, which measured 75 cm and probably approaching double figures, was caught on the Pirate Lures’ “Wrasser” soft bait.  David reckons that the bigger pollock seemed to be absent or inactive inshore during June, but hopes they’re back in action for the rest of the Summer and Autumn!

A barrell of a pollock at 75cm
Bucket mouth

Good fishing all ’round.