Saturday, January 28, 2012

Went out for some local fishing today and wasn't disappointed, this silver beauty really wanted my hard bait.

This surprises me for the following reasons...

1, I was finishing off my retrieve quickly at the time the fish hit, to lift the lure over an obstruction in front of me, so the fish was willing to give chase.

2, The sea temp was probably sub 10c and the air temp was around 5c

3, Its January!

To delight me even further a few cast later I hooked a rare West Cork Sea trout of a decent size, on the drop, that put on an acrobatic display to rival the King (Tarpon) and I oh so nearly landed until it threw the debarbed Size 1/0 Gamakatsu assist hooks at my feet...

I've had much worse fishing in summer!