Mullet are back in many of their haunts around this island and we have our first reports  of succcesful enounters. Both reports are in from West Cork. One was by a local angler fishing method feeder tactics. Over 2 days the lucky angler managed to land 12 fish averaging around 3lb, with the best fish making 4lb. Although bread was the bait only one fish took a bait from the surface.


Our second report is from well know West Cork angling guide David Norman who had his first fish of the season last week. This time the fish was taken on a fly – but it was a bread pattern.

National Mullet Club Irish Shield

With the new mullet season starting to pick up the National Mullet Club (UK) have introduced a new annual Irish Shield for fish caught in Irish waters. The NMC tells us that a  good few new members have joined up recently so they are expecting some healthy competition this year for the new award. As a member you get access to the magazines newsletters and archive which includes a lot of Irish content. Find out more at

West Cork Bass

David Norman is a Clonakilty based Bass Fishing Guide and Coach specialising in Shore Based Lure Fishing & Workshops.

Notes: Having intensively fished for Bass (Catch & Release) on the West Cork Coast plus all of the recognised Bass fishing counties of Ireland  I want to share with other like-minded anglers the thrills of responsible lure fishing for Bass on a One-to-One basis over a limited number of trips throughout the key times of the Bass fishing Year, which for me is June – Sept, sometimes earlier or later depending on how the weather is behaving…
I can offer a range of options around key tides, to include night fishing, in a safe and environmentally conscious manner including bespoke workshops to help build knowledge and confidence

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