Switch Line Guide

So a lot of people are asking me about Scandi, Skagit, Spey & Switch Lines, I thought i'd put together this page with tips, info, reviews and content blatantly stolen from other websites to help us all understand a little more about what exactly all this is about....

Do Fish Learn to avoid Flies & Lures

  Neil Wagener wrote an article in NZ Fisher #50. The basic premise of this article is that fish become conditioned to lures the more they see them and if they are hooked, landed and released during this process then the negative association is reinforced. The...

Hideaway Lakes

2001 was an important year, we confirmed our first case of foot and mouth, we rejected the Niece treaty, and I left home for the first time to spread the wings. I didnt go far mind you, 30 odd miles south, to Co Kilkenny, Thomastown to be precise, Mount Juliet, to be...

Barometric Pressure – A fishy myth or a an untapped resource?

I have heard and wondered about this subject for quite some time, some people pass it off as folly, some observe and study, and at the right times scurry to water based on their findings. Whatever your opinion, here's an article which believes that BP has a...

How to Find Trout After a Flood or Run-off

Waters receding after a flood, run-off or high water offer good fishing opportunities if you know where to look. It is one of fly-fishing's less than memorable experiences. You travel to the river, arrive at your accommodation, and try to sleep with your head full of...

The Griese

So I joined the Griese River Trout and Salmon Anglers Association last week. Here is a not so quick report on experience so far! On Thursday last, I applied for membership on the griese, the RGTSAA has 11 beats, from Colbinstown Bridge to Kilkea Castle spanning about...

Mayfly Madness

Mayfly madness. Duffer’s fortnight. Call it what you will but May is one of the most spectacular months of the year to visit the rivers when the Ephemera danica or Mayfly hatches drift across the river like gun smoke. Mayfly: It is best to divide the month into three...

Reading the beach. A Shore fishing tutorial.

Reading the beach. A Shore fishing tutorial.

Time and time again I repeat to myself an old saying when im heading out, or blanking out - 90% of the fish, are in 10% of the water. This rings true, as there is nothing so sure as, if you are fishing where there are no fish, you will not catch fish. Vast swathes of...

Fishing the Irish Sea (Lake)

So as a new Moon approaches on the 26th I'd hoped to hit some Bass off the Wexford coast as they started to move in with the bigger tides. The forecast was for pleasant fishing - which never means good fishing, just fishing in pleasant conditions! I headed to Cahore...