Anglers fishing some East Cork’s better marks have had great bass fishing recently. Some anglers are getting everything right and 20 bass to good size have been reported on a number of days.

On one incredible and unforgettable day, Warren Devlin and fishing buddy Decky Collins had 2 specimen bass on a day when they  had close to 50 bass between 52cm and 78cm. All caught on surface poppers or subsurface lures. Warren’s specimen was 78cm. Decky had some skin in the game too and had a 76cm and 73cm bass to keep him happy.

Tactics were simple, fish the coming tide, watch for birds, use soft plastics if the fish were deep. Throw poppers or subsurfce lures when they were up in the water. There have been a lot of schoolies about but constantly moving kept them out of the shoals for the most part so they could concentrate on bigger fish. That was until Decky’s youngest boy decided he want a crack off them on the fly. Another day was arranged and in just under a couple of hours he had around 20 bass all about a pound or so on the fly.

Go fishing…

Sea angling around Ballycotton

Sea angling from Knockadoon Head to Ballycotton