Sunday, July 29, 2012

A session with brothers Andrew and Alastair Cowley yesterday.Lots of talk about bass being very scarce in the harbour.We were lucky as the lads hooked 7 bass and landed 5 !

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I am really humbled.Check out the recent article by my good friend Mike Thrussell
on our trips together.

Another Double Dutch for Eire Bass

Ad and Cees Van Breugel booked Eire Bass guide Richie Ryan last year during the closed bass season. They were so impressed by the fishing in Cork Harbour and in particular the cod  fishing that they booked again this year in the open season.

   The challenge was to get each of them their first bass. As the pictures show they succeeded in their quest. The cod fishing was not as good as 2011 but overall they were very happy with their weeks fishing with the Eire Bass guide.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Out recently with returning Dutch clients Ad and Cees Van Breugel.This fine 13lb cod was caught
by son Ad . He is 6ft 7 inches tall, so the cod might not look that big! Last year we had a huge amount of cod and dad Cees was nearly crying as each cod was returned to fight another day. The hotel can only cook so much fish for guests! You see, we catch more than bass at Eire Bass.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

World Champion Gets His Bass

Eire Bass guide Richie Ryan was out bass fishing recently with World Champion Power
Lifter Victor Patterson .He was joined by his wife Della . From the outset there was serious pressure
on Richie because as the 2 Americans boarded the boat they announced their boat was bigger and that Victor had never blanked on a fishing trip in his life ! Considering the awful conditions, brown harbour water, they were very lucky to hook up a bass of nearly 4 lbs. The lure used was a Megabass X 140 and the couple went home happy. If you want to book with Richie then see

Monday, July 2, 2012

Fulling Mill Flies

I just took delivery of a batch of these Sili Eel and Softy sandeel from Fulling Mill.

Bass watch out !