The owner of one of the UK’s largest fishing tackle retailers has warned of job losses within the industry if the latest European Union proposals to ban anglers fishing for sea bass in the first half of 2018 is given the go ahead. Speaking to the Angling Trust, the body that represents the sport in […]
Bookings for 2017 Fishing Holidays in Kerry now being taken. The year turns and thoughts turn to the big fishing trip for 2017. Thatch Cottage Fishing Lodge offers a wide range of species in superb locations coupled with some of the best local food Kerry has to offer. As ever, John will be your personal […]
An appeal to all anglers from the Angling Trust Please act now to to stop bass netting and get a fairer deal for sea anglers. Sign the petition and share on your Facebook page. Across Northern Europe, sea bass stocks are in deep trouble because of commercial overfishing and the repeated failure of politicians […]
Mackenzie Pro Guide Jason O’Riordan looks ahead to the Irish Fly Fair in Galway where himself and Ken Whelan will be sharing their experience with the crowd. More details below. Jason told us he recently spent a few days guiding Ken, Brendan and Lee for sea bass along the Copper Coast and around Dungarvan. He […]
An EAA and EFTTA seabass campaign film (4 min 40 sec). Shown in public for the first time 11 October at an event in European Parliament, Brussels.
The Northern sea bass stock is in a worse state than last year and will continue to worsen next year. Scientists have advised no bass catches next year would be the sensible thing to do. That was the baseline when a delegation from EFTTA and the EAA met recently with the European Commission. “Therefore, the […]
Courtmacsherry has been known for many years as a hotspot for fishing at sea. Almost year round wrecks in front of the coast can be fished here, with every chance of big pollack, conger and leng. In the summer months you can add blue shark to these species. Few people know, however, that Courtmacsherry […]
This week Sea Bass Hunter Tomasz Ekert was renewing old friendships… By Myles Kelly This morning I caught at Smerwick Harbour Sea Bass with tag No. 01088. the fish was originally tagged by Aidan O Sullivan on 24/8/15 in the Shannon Estuary. In between been caught it travelled at least 69 kms and was […]