09 April 2012

Troutin' About (Part 2)

Still at the trout fishing on the river Dodder, although it's very much been a case of the ones that got away recently. We've had plenty of follows on the lures, lost some cracking fish at the net but still managed to land a fish or two, on both lures and also on the dry fly.

I also went exploring some other stretches of the Dodder that I haven't fished in years and over the weekend I stumbled on this unusual bit of structure in the river, yes that is a cars on its roof in the middle of the river in the suburbs of Dublin. It's actually one of the many car that were washed into the river over the winter, when flash flooding turned the Dodder into a raging torrent but why it's still in there I do not know.

My Lure Set-up:
Rod: MajorCraft Solpara 7'3" 0.5-5g (solid tip)
Reel: Shimano Rarenium CI4 2500Ra
Line: Sunline Small Game 3lb Flurocarbon mainline / Sunline Rockfish 0.3PE braid
Softplastic Lures: Spro Trout, Illex Jacoknuckle 2" and Ma Worm Action Fish #1.8
Jighead: 0.5 - 2g jighead size 10 hook
Hardplastic lures: Illex Tiny Fry (50mm,2.7g, Suspending), Rapala's

Sam's Set-up:
Rod: Rod: Reins Raz 7' 6"-0.4-7g
Reel: Daiwa Certate 2500 Line: Varivas 0.3 light game
Leader: Triple fish 6lb
Softplastic Lures: Illex Jacoknuckle 2" and Maria Ma Worm Action Fish #1.8
Jighead: 1/80 oz Tungsten bead jighead size 10 hook