Coarse Fishing In Ireland, River Barrow Bream.

Deciding to go fishing at the last minute, especially on a Sunday morning, does not always work out. Contacting Gerry McStraw of Carlow Coarse Angling Supplies for bait and getting no reply established one thing, he’s gone fishing. The assumption proved right as Waterford and District Coarse Angling Club in conjunction with Waterways Ireland were holding a competition on a famous stretch of theĀ  River Barrow, in which Gerry and the Carlow Club members were competing.

A brace of River Barrow bream, Co. Carlow, Ireland.

The sun was splitting the stones, and with air temperatures touching 20 degrees one would have assumed that fishing was going to be tough. For some members it was, but depending on the peg drawn some quality fishing did materialise. Bream were in evidence up to and over four pounds weight. On its day and even better at night this particular stretch can shine, last Sunday the 10th April was no exception with 50.lbs needed to win the event.

Carlow Coarse Angling Supplies Gerry McStraw with a fine River Barrow, Ireland, bream.

The pictures say it all and there is no doubt that later in the week I will be giving Gerry a call for some red maggots and the recipe to his special ground bait mix. The south east of Ireland can produce coarse fishing equal to any in the country, and there are no better ambassadors then the progressive committee and members of Carlow Coarse Angling Club. Keep up the good work….

Images courtesy of Gerry McStraw and Miroslav Svajlenin.

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