Over the last few years, I could see how much Amy is enjoying the fishing and as she, is getting a bit taller and stronger i can see how much fun she is having. when she was 6 she was finding it hard to reel up heavy leads time after time and with fish even harder.but now she doesn’t have to working as harder to pump up 1lb leads or fish.
Every session, let it be for a few hours or a full weekend she is up for it. This past year the fishing was hard this could be over the crap weather but more likely, it is down to the decline of fish stocks.
I got her a new boat reel last year and it has made a big difference for her reeling in heavy leads.
The pen fathom is a two-speed reel it is strong, fast and when you put it into low gear by pressing a button on the side of the handle a pound lead only feels a few ounces. This type of reel is super for up the east coast were you need heavy leads as Amy has proven to me this year.
Amy has achieved a few things in 2019
She is starting to do videos on fishing for kids to help parents that are into fishing to coax their kids away from they Xbox and go fishing with them. her YouTube is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLOqn0Bi2sptnRlSLiRCarA?view_as=subscriber
Amy also has landed the largest common skate caught by a female in Ireland estimated to be around 200lb
Amy with This largest common skate caught by a female in Ireland
This 222.5 cm skate measured on an IFI mat. I have seen pictures of so called record braking skate on IFI mats that are measured wrong so wrong that there is 40cm or more folded up under the skate maybe by mistake or not? but as specimen hunters we are also helping the IFI with data, so try to do things right.
Amy has won the Munster junior boats that are fished out of crosshaven
Amy Munster junior boat champion a huge achievement for a 7 year old
Amy also got the silver for the all-Ireland under 12 boat that is also fished out of crosshaven
Amy delighted with her under 12-boat all- Ireland silver
For some info on these competitions call out to the halfway angling, center halfway Ballinhassig co. cork. It is a top fishing tackle shop and Dan will have good info on what is happening on the fishing seen.
Also She had some nice specimens fish this year
her Common skate
Amy and I wish everyone a good 2020 hopefully we will see you on the water fighting a fish of dreams