European Sea Bass

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European Sea Bass

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Sea Angling Ireland - Boat & Shore Tactics, Irish Record and Specimen sizes http://www.sea-angling-ireland.org/fish%20-%20bass.htm
More information on the status, distribution, rigs and techniques http://britishseafishing.co.uk/bass/
The scientific bit from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_bass
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Safety:
Gloves, boots, hat, Drysuit
Solas Tape, 100L flotation in hull
Paddle leashed, spare, tow rope
PFD, knife, whistle, VHF, PLB, phone
First Aid Kit, GPS, compass
Water, Food, Check Forecast Tide.
Text wife when launching/landing

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Re: European Sea Bass

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I'v been thinking of going bass fishing seeing as I'm finding it hard to get the time for the kayak. I was thinking of lure fishing off of crosshaven, like camden or something as its so close to home. What sort of tactics should I be using, and what are the best times (in relation to tides and moons). thanks
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Re: European Sea Bass

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Welcome to bass fishing, it might leave you frustrated or with a big smug smile in your face.
Most productive times for me would be before sun rise and during/after sunset up to 2 hours. Tides it really depends on the area, some places i only fish on the ebb others it works both ways, (don't know how Crosshaven works specifically)( i prefer fishing the 2/3 first hours of the tides, but nothing set to stone).

Areas to fish - Estuaries; beach with a bit of Surf; rocky areas with loads of algae.

Rods - i always carry a 2,7m and a 3m rod, ( 10g to 60g and a 7g to 28g)

Lures - Well.... i wish i could have a shed full of them :D... but for me there are tree things that have worked really well were i fish:

- White senkos at night (they also work during the day)
- Hard lures with "Cotton Candy" pattern
- Red Gill's

My 2 cents :)

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Re: European Sea Bass

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Excellent stuff. I'm sure more people will be along to contribute soon.
Safety:
Gloves, boots, hat, Drysuit
Solas Tape, 100L flotation in hull
Paddle leashed, spare, tow rope
PFD, knife, whistle, VHF, PLB, phone
First Aid Kit, GPS, compass
Water, Food, Check Forecast Tide.
Text wife when launching/landing

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Re: European Sea Bass

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Feedshallow lures are hard t beat for bass.
Safety Gear: Bit of common sence, cop on, and a few toys in case it all goes tits up!

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Re: European Sea Bass

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Thanks ricardo, and thanks john!
Education is important, but fishing is more importanter.

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Re: European Sea Bass

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Rory_H wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:01 pm
I'v been thinking of going bass fishing seeing as I'm finding it hard to get the time for the kayak. I was thinking of lure fishing off of crosshaven, like camden or something as its so close to home. What sort of tactics should I be using, and what are the best times (in relation to tides and moons). thanks
Hey ya fancy heading out at the werkend

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Re: European Sea Bass

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Thanks for the offer but I’m flat out this weekend
Education is important, but fishing is more importanter.

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Re: European Sea Bass

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John Harrington wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:03 pm
Feedshallow lures are hard t beat for bass.
they are john but your not giving your special secret away :lol: :lol:
SAFETY ITEMS ; P F D , TYPHOON DRYSUIT , PALM BOOTIES, SEALSKIN SOCKS AND GLOVES, THREE LAYERS THERMALS, HAT AND BUFF.
V H F FLOATING RADIO , WATERPROOF PHONE, WHISTLE , FLARES , STROBE LIGHT , SAFETY KNIFE,
PADDLE LEASH, PLB, CHECK TIDES AND WEATHER

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Re: European Sea Bass

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Ok, not from a yak but a 16lb bar a silver has to be applauded!

Or as they say here in leafy suburbs of Tallaght - holy lantern jaysus! :o
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