Tips & Hints for April 2013

Fishing with Al Rawlings

Fishing with Al Rawlings

25 April 2013

 

 

Al Eawlings has been busy and has shared with us some pictures of his recent exploits

  

 

"Caught a couple of cracking brown trout, one of the great things about spring time is you can fish for big pike and also catch cracking trout like these at the same time.  Using the same tackle and bait used for pike fishing, the chances of catching either species is almost 50/50 on some waters."

  

 'Pike fishing has been a strange hit and miss affair of late, cold easterly winds hampering sport, spring is late coming in the north west of Ireland this year,  however I did manage to catch a few, topped by a river monster no less of 27Ib's.  I don't do a lot of fishing in April myself, it's my rest month, but I'm back out May and have another Scotland trip to look forward to in June, the pike will be on the munch then I bet.'  

 

  

'Roll on May and June I say,  can't wait to get amongst those feeding pike - what great sport I dream on the lure and fly to come!  Had a great day out on the river with Nathan Edgell who was over from the UK on a short break and tour of Ireland.  We both caught some nice pike and Sam my Lab enjoyed the day too, all in the Jack gear!'