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Long weekend in the west – Crazy Pollacks!


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.


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


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.


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

Gina Pollack

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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