Ian gives us a tour of Irish Tackle And Bait, a top bait supplier for anglers in Ireland, before moving onto Kiltybarden Lake for a masterclass in chopped worm feeder fishing for skimmers and bream.
Like so many Irish waters, this is a big open venue and when the wind gets up this can make fishing impossible, with the quivertip bouncing all over the place.
But Ian has a solution that will keep you fishing and catching in all conditions in the shape of a sidewinder – a great invention that’s mounted on the side of the rod. And true to his word the weather gets worse, but he just keeps on catching.
Ian shows how to lay down an accurate bed of feed and is soon into a string of fine, fat Irish skimmers with the odd proper bream thrown in, as he puts together a really super bag of fish, all the time passing on some great tips on how to make small adjustments to fool more of those shy-biting skimmers into taking your hook bait properly.
Angling guide Ian rounds up his three-day tour of some of his favourite waters in the Leitrim area with a pint of the black stuff and an overview of the things you need to know for your fishing holidays in Ireland.