What a buzz

It's not easy fishing out here at the moment, what with flat calm seas and a fair amount of floating weed around - but there's been a few bass, the lads have had a bunch of pollack out on the boat, and I took a couple of lads wrassing on plastics and they smashed them good and proper over some stunning ground that I bet you nobody ever fishes.

As for the guiding? Absolutely loving it. Every single second of it. What a buzz. Working with John Quinlan and helping him put these lads onto fish is just the most awesome thing - and it's long, long hours. I honestly don't know how John and his wife survive on the lack of sleep they have to deal with for large parts of the year, but working in fishing is what it is and it's a passion thing. I have spent many photography trips not fishing, so not fishing out here bothers me not none bit, but it's just a great feeling to help guys with various techniques and setups and then put them onto a few fish.

I would love to have the time to write a load more, but a longer blog post is going to have to wait until I get a spare moment. In the meantime, here's a few photos of the first couple of days here in south west Ireland - I don't do religion, but this part of Kerry is surely some kind of heaven on earth. To be out there at 4am and watch as dawn breaks over the bay gets me every single time I see it. More to come, time to get a few hours kip...........