Summer Salmon and Sea-Trout Adventures:

My blog would suggest that the only type of fishing I do is for Bass but this is not true. I do alot of fishing in the sea for other species but sadly this year just hasn’t really produced.

However, I managed to get doing a little bit of Salmon fishing in September on a river in North West of Ireland. Eventually the water was right and off we set.

Salmon:

The previous few days had been frustrating as my Dad had been catching alot of Salmon and i couldn’t even raise a fish . . . But my luck was to change.

Came to a lovely stretch of water . . . nice pools and rapids. Using the very boring but effective Flying ‘C’ i flicked it out and began to retrieve it back in . . . BANG!

I was into a Salmon! It went out into the middle of the river and just sat there in the current and then it took off. Jumps, huge head shakes, fierce runs all made my heart pound furiously!

It took my up and down the back, over rapids, round and over rocks. It was some fight. After 12 minutes of breathtaking action we finally landed the fish. Got it unhooked and then spent 15mins getting it back to fighting fit condition.

One flick of the tail at it was off again to fight another day.

I know by most peoples standards a 7lb salmon is no monster but it is a fish I will never forget. Company, scenery and the fight was unforgettable.

First time I had my Alcedo out and tested. The drag is amazing on the reel, so sensitive and smooth and the adjustments are very fine.

Sea Trout:


This encounter was around mid July.

As anyone who has done it before estuary fishing is fantastic, be it for bass or sea trout.

Tide was right, sun was out and it was looking perfect. I stuck on a blue and white diving plug around 90mm long and began to methodically work the water . . . Several casts later and no luck.

cast out again . . . just as it was coming close the the edge i got the stereotypical thump thump thump of a sea trout take and it was on. It wasn’t a massive fish, between 1 and 2 pound weight but it was a lovely sight in the clear water.

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