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Ray hunting

Postby eddyfletch » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:41 pm

Guys need some help pms will do as I know information on places is hush hush


I'm from Tipperary but work in cork looking to do some Ray hunting my own local Mark doesn't fish until Sept /October.so my question is do I need to travel far to hit some Ray eg Kerry or anyone know any general areas between west Waterford and cork city just wana know if I'm wasting my time down south for something not there

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Re: Ray hunting

Postby kieran » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:42 pm

Depends on where you are, but the Shannon estuary would be as good a place as any for rays around this time of year, and you could fish the marks on the south side around Glin, rather than putting an extra hour on yourself heading for Poulnasherry. From memory, West Cork does not throw up lots of rays. Try Youghal beach?
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Re: Ray hunting

Postby eddyfletch » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:32 pm

im very familiar with the north kerry area fish it once a month instead of driving two hours there each time wanted see if i could hit around garyvoe beaches but didnt wana just waste time if there not there but suppose i better just give it a go and see what happens.


ps glin is one of my favorite spots over low tide it fishes the best
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Re: Ray hunting

Postby kieran » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:34 pm

Glin is good over low water all right. Fecking crabs tho'

If I was going to Waterford / Cork looking for a ray, it would be in winter at distance with sandeel for a painted ray. Probably a bit late now, but you never know. Garryvoe is spot on although I think I saw a recent report for painted rays off Youghal beach?

Fished a lot of West Cork, rock and beach marks, and caught very few if any rays. Weather was sh**e too! :mrgreen:
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Re: Ray hunting

Postby ste c » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:45 pm

Glin is a very good mark on a dropping tide and low water had some decent ray in that area last year
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