Well, it’s all happening this week…the swallows have arrived, water levels on the Moy are dropping, under water visibility is improving and Pegasus is back in the water for another season!
Yesterday afternoon, I fished the estuary with a friend on Pegasus and we had a busy couple of hours using the mackerel strip… it would do your heart good to see the amount of fish showing around the boat and…they were hungry! A take with practically every cast for more than two hours. To start with they were just playing with the bait and difficult to hook. However, a change of tactics brought success and we had great sport. Some of them jumping two foot out of the water after a strike and we were using barbless hooks for quick release. These were fresh run fish, just in on the tide…bars of silver, which is great to see so early in the season.
The swallows have arrived this week and have invaded my garage so once again I have to protect stuff from their droppings but it’s good to see them.
Last week under water vis on the estuary was down to 2 feet but yesterday it had improved to 3.5 feet. The land is absorbing the local showers and the Moy is steadily dropping. The weather has been unsettled since last August and I have seen enough rain so fingers crossed for some settled weather.
Over the last few years, late April and early May has fished well for the bigger sea trout out an the bar, so, any day now we should see something happening out there.
Tight lines for the season… Judd