23 April 2012

Early Season Shad...

I decided to try something a little different this weekend and to meet up with my mate Ronan and head to St Mullins in county Carlow to see if any Shad had begun to run in the Barrow yet. It's still a little early for the Shad and the big runs will most likely coincide with the next big spring tides but I still figured that there might be a few around. We weren't disappointed and after a few lost fish we both landed an early season Shad each.

My Setup
Rod:  Cormoran TR4 7' 6-28g
Reel: Shimano Rarenium CI4 2500Ra
Line: Sunline 4x4 Momentum
Leader: Sunline Siglon FC
Lure: Tazmanian Devil

Ronan's Setup
Rod:  Teklon Concept Spin 802ML
Reel: Shimano Technium 4000
Lure: Tazmanian Devil