In the last two weeks of August the bass seemed to have appeared around here in bigger numbers. The first session after returning from Devon, I went to the usual spot and had six out in the first hour and a half of the flood, four of which were 2-3lb. On float fished ragworm in about 18" to 2 foot of water.
When everyone else was at work I went back in the week and in blustery, quite wild conditions had four between 2 and 3lb again. All in immaculate condition, stuffed with crab, worm and fry.
I thought I'd better have another couple of trips before the tides totally eased off and managed to winkle out a couple of decent fish each time, slower fishing , but still reasonable considering it was the middle of the day.
So that's 16 in half a dozen trips, each session lasting an hour and a half (you get cut off if you're not careful on this mark). Good fishing at the moment.
Ireland next week with The Mighty Turdster. High hopes, but I always have ! We'll see.