Just about as much fun as fishing can be....

We are catching good numbers of bass now, including a whack load the other day off the top - no big fish, but to get the chance to work surface lures when you know the fish are on and you can experiment is just awesome. This IMA Popkey surface lure is turning out to be a serious killer lure. And then yesterday afternoon/evening it just went off big time. The sea and the fish were just fizzing. Cian took us down some little corner of a beach where we could tuck out out the breeze a bit and minimise the floating weed problems. Just outstanding for photos and the fishing. Above is Andy into a bass - the power of these fish in that fizzing water was just fantastic. If fishing gets more fun than this, then I have yet to see it. We literally bounced back up the cliff with the sheer excitement and buzz of it.

A couple of mates working together to land the fish. This is what fishing is all about to me - chasing around this coastline, fishing new waters (for us), having a huge amount of fun, learning so much new stuff, and getting to spend some proper time in this wonderful country. As always, the local anglers we are meeting are just so incredibly friendly - so many people are coming up to talk to us and seem so pleased that there is a bunch of Brits who have made the journey over to fish "their" coastline. This stunning Copper Coast is something else. Loving every single second of it. The quality of the bass fishing I am learning and hearing more and more abourt is just staggering.

The biggest bass yesterday evening went a shade over 6lbs, and most were taken on the MegaBass Zonk 120 Gataride - almost as per usual out here !! Honestly, this lure never ceases to amaze me with the way it cuts through the wind, provides such stability in lively seas, and just plain smashes bass. Granted, the bib might be a weak point, but as in life, it's personal choice as to whether you want to buy and use one. Personally I would never go bass fishing without at least one of them in my lure box. Cian carries lots !! And catches lots and lots of bass around here.......

There's the lure in question. It just plain works. Best go pack the gear up and head out again. Buzzing. I will tell you how this country never ceases to amaze me - we stopped around a bridge to have a look at some mullet a couple of days ago. There are decent mullet almost every single place you look around here. So we are looking at the mullet. The mullet are not happy for some reason. Really spooked by something. And then along come a bunch of bass. But not just any old bass. A couple of monsters are there. I am talking about fish well over the double figure mark. We can see them plain as day. Bear in mind that this was dead low water in a little pool that had been left by the ebb tide. The kind of place you go looking for mullet. But in Ireland you can see 10lb plus bass swimming around. Honestly, this place is just so special. Nowhere like it.......