• These Irish trips go far too quickly - seems like only yesterday that we got here, and then tomorrow we are heading back home. I really feel that on this trip I have learnt so much more about bass fishing in general. The actual fishing has been up and down with the conditions, but all the time I have been watching, learning, and experimenting. But what blows me away most about these Irish trips is the incredible friendliness and generosity of these local bass lads - honestly, it is embarrassing how much these guys we know go out of their way to help us out, and for that I am constantly and eternally grateful.
  • Cian's open day at his new Absolute Fishing tackle shop here in Tramore was a huge success - so cool to meet so many fishermen from around here, and some of the people had travelled for miles to support the event. I spoke to so many die hard bait anglers who had recently "discovered" lure fishing for bass and were now completely hooked - exactly like me. There is something so special about wandering a coastline with a load of lures. Bass fishing is fitness work !! We have covered some serious miles this week..............as per usual. I love it with a passion.

  • Nick and I have spent a fair bit of time fishing with local bass and lure junkie James Barry - another one of these incredibly talented anglers that this wonderful country seems to breed. He outfished both Nick and I quite spectacularly the other morning !! When James is not out fishing (a lot), he works in Absolute Fishing. Lure heaven, but bad news if you are weak like me............

  • James took these fish on the Tackle House Feed Shallow - one of those killer lures when you have to fish really shallow over some wonderfully evil bass ground. I know so many anglers who swear by the Feed Shallow, and I really like the fact that the lure is working best when you do nothing more than blast it out and crank it back in. My kind of lure !! I really want to think of myself as "increasingly discovering finesse fishing", but I also know that my main weakness is getting increasingly buzzed up and then cranking lures faster and faster. But I did take a nice fish this morning essentially Czech nymphing a soft plastic down the current - tap, tap, bang. Nothing like it. Henry goes finesse. The world is changing..........