Folks, hope you can help. My young lad is 11 and mad to go fishing. We hired a cruiser on the Shannon last year and he did a bit of float fishing with maggots. He caught quite a few rudd and roach and every time we stopped; lunch break/at a lock/evening he was fishing. He loved it.
We're in Wicklow so Blessington lake seems to be the obvious place to go with him and the plan is to go on Sunday. I called Baumanns in Stillorgan and they have maggots (I'll get them tomorrow) and i can buy a permit in the maxol station on Sunday (the camping place isn't open till 2). I read you need one.
Given the lake is so big is there a decent spot to float fish from? We're novices to this so it will be just a a few maggots on the hook and see what happens. I have a few mepps spinners from many moons ago so we might do that for a bit too. I guess perch, trout or pike (if there are any) might take that.
Or given we are in wicklow perhaps there is a better bet to Blessington for us to try. Any advice gratefully accepted.