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Long weekend in the west – Crazy Pollacks!

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We had decided to head west to Co. Donegal for the weekend taking an extra day off to extend our trip.

The forecast was looking pretty decent – nice wind direction, warm and good air pressure – the tides were spot on too!

First day we decided to do a spot of sea trout fishing on our usual marks – again small jigs and metals worked a treat and we totalled 12 fish in the first session.

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Some small fish but we are starting to see bigger fish arriving in numbers which is always encouraging.

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After returning to the house for some food and a chill out we headed back out in the evening for a second session – we saw a ton of big fish swirling and jumping but not in the mood to take.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALittle plump sea trout nailed the lure just as the sun began to set.

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My girlfriend hooked this on a small HTO Shore jig whilst chasing sea trout – always great to get a closer look at the prey.

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We hit the rocks the night after for a spot of pollack fishing on the rising tide. It wasn’t long before we connected with the first fish of the session.

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Great fighters and lovely markings.

Also managed a few nice wrasse. This one below took a Megabass X Layer fished on a Jika Rig. Lovely spawning blue colours to the fins.

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And as if it couldn’t get any better ….. this lump came along!

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The real treat was this beauty – It took a Fiiish Crazy Sand Eel, 150, 20g Off Shore combo – fished with a slow sink and draw style. It was a very timid nip then crash! Fish On!

It was a hell of a fight and I was a nervous wreck by the time the net was slipped under it – awesome.

It was a perfect way to end the weekend – a nice mix of fish, great company and some stunning scenery!

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