A lovely couple of hours this morning. On the water for 06.00, I had hoped to be out by 05.30 but too much socialising with friends last night put me back a bit. :laugh: It was flat calm and hardly any water movement, not ideal conditions, but the spring tide gave me some hope. I paddled out and found a reef break that gave some movement in the water. It was obvious this was the place to try. I positioned the kayak so that I could cast into the breaker and the backwash around it. The rocks here have gullies between and the bass run up the gullies under the surf. With the kayak just riding the start of the reef break I started casting my fly out. This is what it looks like in the water, one of my own ties and it has proved to be very effective. Within a couple of casts I was into the first fish. It was a decent one too, when I eventually got it alongside the kayak. I measured it, weighed it, took some scales off the flanks for reading and revived it - letting it swim back to the shoal. I was working on the premise that it would be good karmha for the rest of the day. :wink: I paddled back round and set up a similar drift. I made good casts and the result was exactly the same. the fish were hanging in the backwash from the reef break and it just needed me to be bold and get in on the edge of that cresting wave! I ended up with 6, they were al like this. The smallest was 4.5lbs, the biggest was just on 6lbs. All taken on the same fly. I did snip it off and retye it on after three fish. I also had a good pollack, about 4lbs, but I lost it at the side of the kayak trying to get a decent picture! I wasn't worried, it would have followed the others. I am in Ireland on a bass fishing trip. The bass fishing over here is to die for. there is NO commercial take (for the last 20 years) a closed season to protect the spawning fish and a limit on what anglers can take. The anglers are very protective of it too and anyone who takes too many will get shunned and worse - Irish justice! Some more pictures. I reckon it was worth the cost of my trip for this morning's fishing alone. :yes: The pressure is off now, I can relax and fish quietly for the next couple of days.