With cod shoals moving north into the Irish Sea, some impressive catches of codling have been reported at Tinnebearna and Courtown.
"The cod stock off Ireland's south coast, judging by the fish which I have encountered over the last three years, are now of egg-laying size," writes Hayden.
"Managed properly over the near future, Ireland may just have a working resource again, of benefit to both commercial and recreational interests."
Coalfish are also becoming more prevalent, and are providing great sport to Wexford's shore anglers.
Hayden writes: "Coalies are smash and grab raiders, darting in to grab your bait, hitting it hard before subsequently swimming away and re-grouping, only to have another go."
The Enniscorthy Guardian has more on the story HERE.