Profile of an Irish Angler.
A sea angler first and foremost both from boat and shore, the east (south of Dublin) and south east coast of Ireland, to include Counties Wicklow and Wexford, is my home patch. I have been fishing these waters, in particular the Wicklow coastline since 1971, after being introduced to the then wonderful but sadly today much diminished fishing off Greystones, Co. Wicklow by my late father. Forty years and countless memories later I continue to surf cast, albeit in a targeted fashion, for bass, smooth hound, and flatfish, rock fish for mackerel, pollack, conger, bull huss and wrasse, while also targeting estuary mullet, bass, and flounder.
Due to a marked reduction in coastal fish stocks, the resultant of commercial over fishing, I have broadened my angling outlook to include fly fishing for both brown and sea trout, lure and fly fishing for bass, seasonal lure fishing in May for the elusive shad, offshore tope and ray fishing, coarse fishing on the River Barrow for roach, rudd, bream, hybrids, dace, and perch, along with river and lake fishing for pike.
As a service for visiting anglers planning a sea, game, or coarse fishing trip to Ireland’s south east counties I developed, www.anirishanglersworld.com, and went online in April 2010. Within the site can be found up to date information directing you to angling locations and marks that I regularly fish, a diary (blog) charting my fishing experiences throughout the angling season, published fishing articles, and a host of relevant information (much of it linked) referencing charter skippers, angling guides, angler friendly accommodation, bait suppliers, and tackle shops that I frequent. “Feel free to contact me, and tight lines”.
Contact Ashley by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +353 (0)86 869 7370.
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Click on: Bait Collecting.
Power Point Presentation: Sea Angling in South East Ireland.