Thursday, 9 April 2009

Have a good Easter weekend

  • I hope all of you have a fantastic, long Easter weekend - may the fish bite big time !! Perhaps this bit of weather we have got down here at the moment might kick start the bass fishing off properly, especially with the larger tides.........

  • Talking of bass (not that I have a problem or anything), a friend of mine over in south east Ireland emailed me the other day to give me a report of some more good fish they have nailed recently. Patrick and Cian had a number of fish, with one he estimated around 9 to 10lbs. That's another awesome bass for these guys. Honestly, I don't know how much longer I can take NOT living over there.
  • I have put a bunch of photos up here from a Trout Fisherman shoot I did the other day with Nick Hart - the weather remained nearly perfect all day (perfect for me and my photos, perhaps not so perfect for the actual fishing), but the fish did not really switch on right until the end. When we are shooting a fishing feature, if no fish are caught then it's a day we can't use, so this puts a lot of pressure on Nick. But he can live with it !! Not that I ever remind him of the stakes during a shoot or anything like that. Nice one.

  • I am spending the long weekend with my family, no fishing for me this time. Please catch a few for me and have a complete blast doing so. I have a feeling that this year might just be a decent one, there seem to be plenty of reports of pockets of good fish around. The launce are turning up on the reefs down here off Plymouth, and the pollack are feeding hard. This is such a fantastic way to go boat fishing - light gear, shallower water, fresh, scrappy fish, a perfect day out. Get hold of one of Plymouth's best charter skippers right here - Malcolm always works his socks off to give his clients a great day out and I can not recommend him highly enough.


Rob Appleby said...

Happy Easter to you Henry.

I mentioned fishing on Sunday and my wife burst out laughing... " Sorry, but I thought you said you were going to fish on EASTER Sunday"

Might be a quiet family weekend then.

Anonymous said...

Hi Henry

I hope you enjoyed the Easter weekend with your family.

I have been reading your blogg for many months now and find it both informative and entertianing. I am a local angler (South Hams) and returned to fishing 2 years ago after a 25 year break being inspired by the Wild Fishing series on Sky. I am now an obsessed angler with a collection of tackle and lures that would do justice to a well stocked tackle shop.
I was lucky enough to strike a deal with my wife to be back home from fishing by 11am on Easter Sunday so a 4am start saw me trying a new mark to be rewarded by a species that has eluded me despite my best efforts since returning to fishing - "Bass"
In fact I ended up with three fish, all of which were of no size (around the legal limit) and were caught on lug, but to me "a bass was a bass" and they were all safely returned. I am now totally caught by the "bass bug" and already planning my next outing to another likely looking mark this time with a spinning rod and lures now I have finally broken my duck.

Looking forwards to your next blogg entry.



Henry Gilbey said...

Rob - I hear you !! Nice one.

Steve - huge thanks for your comment, that just about makes my week to read what you have written. The fact that the shows and the blog have helped you back into fishing really makes me proud, and that you went out and caught a few over Easter is fantastic. Well done, and keep at it - hope to see you out and about bass fishing over the next few months. Please keep us posted with how you are doing. My thanks again.

And as I have said many times - be careful, this bass fishing thing is an addiction for which there is no known cure. Wallets beware.