What’s Been Caught

All quiet on the Southwest Tip

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Posted on: 10th June, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

Firstly my apologies for shorter report this month, but from a fishing perspective it’s been a quiet month. In the last issue I wrote about how late spring is this year and although our fishing, both fresh and saltwater, is...

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Hoping for a ‘Blooming’ marvellous May

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Posted on: 10th May, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

Spring is certainly late this year, well above the water anyway. As months go, April was reasonably dry but persistent winds from the North and East have driven air temperatures down and it felt more like a warm February than...

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Year of the Bass

my first mackerel of the year. Great to see and great news considering that it is still March

Posted on: 4th April, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

This past month has seen much improved weather. The ground is drier, the rivers are running clear again, the winter birds are leaving the counties estuaries and it won’t be long before the local fishing starts to kick into action...

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A step closer to spring

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Posted on: 8th March, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

Pictured above: Ian Walker with his specimen sea trout. Another month passes. Trying to stay positive for the second month in a row…the good news is that spring is a month closer! Apart from the odd codling from the shore for...

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A rough guide to Pike fishing in West Cork

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Posted on: 8th February, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

To start this month, I’m not going to mention the weather! Talking of Fresh Water, and trying to stay positive, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a sea, coarse or game angler, when the weather is unsuitable for your chosen style...

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Best fishes for 2016

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Posted on: 18th January, 2016 in What's Been Caught

I don’t need to mention but this past month has been a complete washout with very poor fishing conditions throughout the county and all boat fishing off limits for the time being. For the mad few that have squeezed in...

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Fishing News November 2015: The annual round-up

Jim and his clients with a big blue shark. 2016 is looking promising for west cork shark fishing

Posted on: 1st December, 2015 in What's Been Caught

Above: Jim and his clients with a big blue shark. 2016 is looking promising for West Cork shark fishing. As they say “it was good while it lasted!” and as I type, the second of this year’s named storms ‘Barney’...

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Fishing News October 2015

The Clonakilty Bass Guide, Peter Aspinwall with a chunky Autumn Bass taken on a surface lure

Posted on: 3rd November, 2015 in What's Been Caught

Above: The Clonakilty Bass Guide, Peter Aspinwall with a chunky Autumn Bass taken on a surface lure The mornings are getting colder, the nights are drawing in and it seems like only last month I started this column. It’s hard...

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