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The luck of the Irish..

Luck was on my side for the past 10 days.. or at least thats what Paul, Sean and Matt thought. They were right.  Good things just happened for me recently and it all started after getting lucky one night in Queenstown.. A fantastic trip to fjordland followed, I had many fish up to 7lbs. After fjordland 4 of us piled into matts little Ford Laser and headed north in search of big fish. I won the rock scissors paper competition so i decided to drive. With all the worldly possessions of 4 lads in the car the drivers seat was the most comfortable place to be!! (except for Sean’s unavoidable farts fueled by chilly and beans which we ate every night) I won just about all the rock scissors paper competitions on the trip. Big fish week started well for me when I landed a 9lb brown in a difficult gorge… and it continued well! In the next few days I landed an 8, 8.5 and 10.5lb brown and lost 3 more of equal caliber. Paul had one fish of 5.5 and Sean had a 7lber. Was luck on my side? yes, but its true to say that the more i do this the luckier i get!!! Someone famous once said that!

We all had our gear confiscated by Fish and Game at the very end of Big Fish Week because none of us had our licences on us! Not so lucky but very funny… which makes it lucky i guess because how could laughing be a bad thing!

Tight Lines.   Ronan.. (stuntman C.I)

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  1. Boyd
    March 15th, 2010 at 12:59 | #1

    Nice photos Ronan, looks like you got into some great fish and some great country.Does the Speight’s still taste good?

    Cheers Boyd.

  2. March 15th, 2010 at 13:31 | #2

    Yea, it was a great few days. To be honest the speights never tasted that great but it does the job!!

  3. John O’Malley
    March 15th, 2010 at 13:31 | #3

    Good blog Ronan…… Savage fish. I can’t stop looking at it… Pure fish porn.

  4. March 15th, 2010 at 13:40 | #4

    Ronan can’t reply because he just got struck down by lightning.

  5. Alan Sullivan
    March 22nd, 2010 at 13:57 | #5

    Hi Ronan,

    Alan Sullivan here, just ran into Nigel Griffin in Kinsale the other day and caught up on the last few years (and a few pints). Enjoying the photos and very jealous, will be heading out to NZ at the end of this year so may run into to you. Getting a lot done on the rivers of Ireland at the moment we built three rock ramp fish passes in 2009 and hopefully will be building at least another three on the Slaney and the Nore this year. Drop me a line at the email address supplied (i’m sure Paul will give it to you).

    All the best,


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