We set off for the dingle penninsula, southwest ireland on friday 22nd august, myself, plasticpaddy, and pro-hunter.
we landed early evening, and the weather looked promising in spite of the reports so we headed off to brandon pier to stockup
on mackerel. a few pubs around dingle town were then visited!!
up at the crack of dawn saturday morning and the weather was a much different story, grey skies, peeing down, and blowing an
absolute hoolie 30+ mph. relying on local knowledge from jonty we tried to fish camp beach as its on the north of the penninsula
and the gales being southwesterly but it was in our faces and we retreated after about an hour!
we moved on to inch strand and gave it a go there, the weather wasn't much better and now it was raining heavily and coming in
horizontaly and straight in our faces. sod it we agreed, not for moving again we brassed it out till the death
with it being a shallow beach, and having no waders we had to wade out the waist to cast,,,we were WET!!
after many hours we were ready for packing up when i had a massive slack liner, felt like another big clump of weed untill i got it
to the shallow water where it really came to life! my pb bass
i was over the moon, the wind and rain just really didn't matter, but the best bit was jon and jay were really made up for me! real mates
after a photo-shoot billy was revived and released
after a hot shower and some scran we ventured out to a bar close to our digs in cloghane called "tigs" well the hospitality of the irish
was great, a smashing night and maybe a guinness or two too many!!
the peace of sunday morning was shattered with an early morning wake up from jonty,,,,,again!
after a visit to "dun an oir" and a confrontation with an angry farmer we decided to move to the lighthouse in dingle harbour.
we fished hard for wrasse with crab baits, and rays at distance with sandeel and mack. the vast amount of fresh water killed the fishing stone dead!
jon and jay had a run of pollock.
well in lads,,,,
the weather really was this bad, a few pics!
all in all a fantastic weekend, the weather was crap as was the fishing! but funnily enough we all had a great time!
thanks to jon and jay great guys!
thanks to jack and anne for giving us digs!
i for one can't wait for may!!!!