Episode 117: Commercial Fishing in Alaska with Sena and Rich Wheeler

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3Eapv6gU7ikl9Jkdnoa5h0?si=62dkmgkXQWmxSCDbIIvwyg This week we continue with our Alaskan theme by taking a closer look at commercial fishing practices, fisheries management and the life of fishermen in Alaska. So, today I talk with Sena and Rich Wheeler, a third-generation fishing family. Sena and Rich run a family business, Sena Sea, whose goal is to consistently deliver … Continue reading Episode 117: Commercial Fishing in Alaska with Sena and Rich Wheeler

Finding Bass Marks | How to Get Started with Lure Fishing for Bass – part 2

https://youtu.be/OdBMmSuC3kw This is the second instalment of my beginner’s guide to bass fishing with lures. In this episode, I discuss the most promising types of marks and at what stage of the tide you should fish them. Also, I give you some general tips about how to find the right bass fishing mark. For bass … Continue reading Finding Bass Marks | How to Get Started with Lure Fishing for Bass – part 2

Episode 80: Into the Wilderness with Byron Pace

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0cG8fs4cAcrpNdOOzTWQQ4?si=fEZpdz8XQ2GDyklIW2Lh_g&dl_branch=1 Byron Pace needs no introduction to most of you. He is a man of many talents: a filmmaker, photographer, writer and the host of the excellent Into The Wilderness and Into The Anthropocene podcasts. Given that we share many topics, and even guests, on our podcasts I was delighted to talk with Byron. During … Continue reading Episode 80: Into the Wilderness with Byron Pace

Episode 78: Human-Seal Conflict with Liam Flannery and Dan Brosnan

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2kSvtROZumyB80jG6LwMmE?si=vMOIsWLgQs-PVlA0esIEwg&dl_branch=1 In episode 72 we started a discussion about seals in Ireland. As you might remember, at the time, I said that we wouldn’t get into the subject of human-seal conflict in that episode, as this is a complex subject that requires its own discussion. Since then, I’ve wanted to cover it from all angles … Continue reading Episode 78: Human-Seal Conflict with Liam Flannery and Dan Brosnan

Bass Fishing Gear | How to Get Started with Lure Fishing for Bass – part 1

https://youtu.be/iqFIYN0i-6E If you want to start bass fishing with lures, then subscribe to my YouTube channel, because in this video series I’m going to tell you everything about how to get started. For bass fishing gear visit our friends at landers.ie

Angling for Critically Endangered Fish

My good fishing buddy posted some photos from his two-day boat fishing trip. One of the typical grip-and-grin photos showed him with the porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus). This made me envious. As a compulsive-obsessive shark angler, I chased these sharks for many years. I was only successful once and the specimen I caught was very … Continue reading Angling for Critically Endangered Fish

Lockdown Fishing

Like most of you I feel the impact of the covid pandemic. Outdoor pursuits are among the impacted activities. Even though many of them could be considered the original forms of social distancing. Obviously any travel, even very near, is off the table. Luckily for me I have access to a beautiful coastal area just … Continue reading Lockdown Fishing

Episode 70: Field Sports with Matt Cross

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4runIYN7xzIBVkzua50v8u?si=pmAiwMtcQvSicegPBDxz2g&dl_branch=1 As regular listeners to the podcast might remember, in episode 47 we hosted Matt Cross, a field sports journalist, writer and blogger. At that time, we talked about yet another unlawful killing of a hen harrier. That episode was specifically focused on the issue of raptor persecution and we didn’t have a chance to … Continue reading Episode 70: Field Sports with Matt Cross