The Estuary or “Going down the River”?


It has been approximately 2 years since I fished “the estuary” as it is now in thoroughly modern parlance referred to. When as a young lad with either grandfather and various uncles from both sides of the family we like everyone else from the town referred to it as “going down the river”I have vivid memories of been permitted to use the ultimate in modern machinery a seagull long shaft to propel a sixteen foot clinker build . Continue reading The Estuary or “Going down the River”?

River of my Youth

I have previously mentioned this subject before in another post and given that I have read this post again I got down to thinking about the River of my youth and the impact it has had on me and others from “the town”

We I suppose would be no different from any group of people worldwide who enjoy fishing and the whole idea of outdoors and the natural bias we would have to our local area it’s rivers woods and lakes.

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Irish Trout Fly Fishing 2011

The Inter provincial competition under the auspices of the Irish Trout Fly Fishing Association(ITFFA) has taken place in Lough Lein Killarney County Kerry. This is one of the many competitions that take place on a yearly basis here in Ireland and draws together  the best competition anglers from this island. For those not familiar with this or other events there are qualifications for both this competition and the national on provincial qualifiers. Continue reading Irish Trout Fly Fishing 2011

Seatrout Wicklow

I decided to take a spin down around the beach on Sunday,have to admit it was the typical Irish summer’s day “scattered cloud and sun”.In other words if you want that scorching barbecuing,beer drinking and bronzed body you will need to head further south,by my estimation approximately five hundred miles.However once said there is something special about our beaches here. Continue reading Seatrout Wicklow