An Irish Anglers World

Fishing Diary

As an angler it is fun to visit and try out new venues. With free time at a premium nowadays, it would be nice to fish a new spot confident that one is going to be successful. Unfortunately a lot of available angling information can be limited, or worse, out of date. The following diary sets out up to date information based on recent angling experience of venues fished, both locally and further afield.

Genuine anglers will use the knowledge gleaned here wisely and honestly. Whether you are a seasoned fisher, new to the sport, or a visitor on a holiday break, if the information presented here makes your fishing trip more successful and enjoyable, then the sentiment behind the diary has succeeded. Tight lines.

Why we go Fishing.

I can remember being in my fourteenth year and heading out fishing on my own for the first time having..Read more

Dawn Strike at an Old Haunt

Rounding the shingle rampart of Kilcoole point I reached the wall of railway protecting rock armour which runs the length..Read more

Expanding Ireland’s Marine Protected Area Network.

The following is a submission by Ashley Hayden to the public consultation on the MPA Advisory Group’s Report, July 2nd..Read more

Tradition Passed On

It was really nice to have three generations of Hayden’s getting up at the crack of dawn to make the..Read more

“Salmon” by Mark Kurlansky

Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea,..Read more

Tail Walking at Dawn

Hard to believe that it has been eight years since I last made the early morning trip to St Mullins,..Read more

This Is Our Natural World

Sunday the 20th of September 2020 was a lovely bright day, blue skies but chilly due to a brisk north..Read more

Covid and Cuckoo’s

In my lifetime I never would have thought that world Government’s would pay the population not to work, but it..Read more

Paradise Lost? Or How to Damage a Fishery within Five Years

I first cast a line on the Beara peninsula in May 2005, close to the Dursey cable car, a 32..Read more

High Tide Tigers

“There’s mackerel showing north of the point and I’ve had a few bass and a nice sea trout to kilty..Read more