Due to the windy weather over the weekend I decided to fish some more sheltered marks using peeler crab as bait. On Saturday I headed to a sheltered area in Cork Harbour just after low tide. I was hopeful that I might get a bass with the incoming tide. But all I had was a small red codling. Something bigger had a bite on its tail. As the tidal flow increased I began to snag large clumps of kelp and lost about 4 rigs.
On Sunday I headed westwards. I planned to fish at the mouth of a small estuary. There was a huge surf rolling in on the beach and an extremely strong steady southerly wind blowing.
I was relatively sheltered but there was still a strong enough wind funneling around the corner of the headland. There was a lot of fine "lettuce" weed which made fishing difficult. I just used one rod and held it high to stop the weed building up on the line. Fished there for a few hours without a bite. Eventually I gave up and packed up early at about 6.30 pm.
The wind is supposed to ease off later in the week so hopefully there will be an opportunity to get a few bass before the 15th.