So long since I wet a line on the Irish shores!! And boy, do I miss it!!!
Here I am down in SW France and only been fishing 3 times in as many months. Blanked the first 2 times, but went out to "Cap De L'Homy" on Tuesday and finally hooked up. Got to the beach early to avoid the throngs of tourists and surfers. About 7am a big rowing boat turned up with about 30 guys on the beach and proceded to trawl the beach with a huge net. They leave one end of the net on the beach, row out and back in a big arch and the pull the net in by hand! I went over to see what thay had caught - 50 FEET FROM ME!! Only a few mullet, 1 Dorade, 2 schoolie bass and one sole. I carried on fishing regardless and about 2 hours later had the first bite. Turned out to be a Greater Weever about 14 inches long!! This was then followed a double and 3 more on different casts. All took mackerel. These things grow to 3lb and have really poisonous spines on their back.
So all in all, so far, the fishing sucks and my dreams of big Maigre and Bass are fading. Gonna try another spot further south near Biarritz next week though....just in case!!
Miss you guys and the craic of fishing there!!
All the best,
Last edited by IDPearl on Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:40 am, edited 1 time in total.