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Wexford Beaches

Postby PhilD13 » Fri May 12, 2017 3:32 pm

Hi All,

Me and two buddies are heading to Wexford in June for an overnight fishing trip.

Can anyone tell me of a decent beach to fish, we'll essentially be bait fishing hopefully for sea bass.


We will be staying near Courtown, Any help would be most appreciated.


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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby Rob Millard » Fri May 12, 2017 4:04 pm

The beaches north of Courtown (clones, Kilgorman) will be good for Smoothound with a chance of bass, the beaches south of Courtown (Old Bawn, Balinoulart & Morriscastle) will have a better chance of bass, along with Smoothies, dabs, flounders etc etc. Peeler crab for the smoothies, worm baits for the bass.

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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby ardinn » Fri May 12, 2017 11:50 pm

The latter listed above will be the ones to hit - kilgorman hasnt seen a bass in years!
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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby Rob Millard » Sat May 13, 2017 8:22 am

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My nephew Charlie would like to disagree with you Ardinn.
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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby eddyfletch » Sat May 13, 2017 9:31 am

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caught off one of those beaches you mention last night
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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby ardinn » Sat May 13, 2017 12:02 pm

Rob Millard wrote:My nephew Charlie would like to disagree with you Ardinn.


Be god he might - I have fished that beach for 2/3 years now and have never had a bass on it, nor have I ever heard of anyone having one - till now.

It's a fantastic beach for everything else mind you, cod, flats, rockling, dogs, whiting, Gunnard apparently ^^^^ :D But getting a bass off it has been nigh on impossible for me!

I havnt fished it lightly either - im talking maybe 100 sessions, I have use of a van in the park so stay there a lot for up to a week at a time!
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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby Rob Millard » Sat May 13, 2017 10:38 pm

Really? We have fished it maybe 12 times in the last 3 years, summertime mostly targeting hounds, and have caught bass on 4 or 5 occasions, always on worm baits in really close. And always at 9pm or thereabouts. We started to joke that it was bass o'clock!
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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby ardinn » Sun May 14, 2017 12:02 am

Well there ye go -I have spoken to umpteen anglers there that say there is no chance of bass there, but if your catchin then that all of us proved wrong!

I may go down Monday now so haha!
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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby john86 » Sun May 14, 2017 10:57 am

For what it's worth i have had a few small bass in kilgorman already this year.
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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby ardinn » Sun May 14, 2017 12:11 pm

Havnt fished it this year yet! but keep goin lads i dont feel bad at all!!!!! :( haha
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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby Roryk11 » Sun May 14, 2017 3:24 pm

Had two schoolies up to 25 cm on Kilgorman about 3 months ago
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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby ardinn » Sun May 14, 2017 8:28 pm

Which end anyway lads - I normally fish the stretch right opposite the caravan park! I dont cast more than 60yrds max on it as it's deep enough. Im quite annoyed now ha
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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby ian 123 » Mon May 15, 2017 9:16 am

Hi Guys, for Balinoulart & Morriscastle what is the best way to work out the tide times? Is it a case of just using the tide times for Wexford in general?
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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby Cooke » Mon May 15, 2017 9:48 am

Leinster League competition in Kilgorman yesterday - several small bass landed.
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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby ste c » Mon May 15, 2017 4:30 pm

Should be tope knocking about on that now too
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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby ardinn » Mon May 15, 2017 6:03 pm

Im off there tonight till thursday - I will report back then.

Still wont have had a bass :D
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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby corbyeire » Mon May 15, 2017 7:33 pm

I know what you mean ardinn, i lived in wexford for 4 years and never had a bass off the east coast and only a handful off the south coast. Sometimes you need to be shown how, where and when, as life gets in the way of the process of elimination with changing tactics, baits, weather and not being able to get out!
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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby ardinn » Thu May 18, 2017 4:06 am

corbyeire wrote:I know what you mean ardinn, i lived in wexford for 4 years and never had a bass off the east coast and only a handful off the south coast. Sometimes you need to be shown how, where and when, as life gets in the way of the process of elimination with changing tactics, baits, weather and not being able to get out!


Thanks - I know what you mean, but i've caught hundreds of bass now off the coasts of wexford - so tactics isnt an issue!

And now I have a bass off kilgorman!

Im finding it hard to get my head around it to be honest!! last summer especially i fished it an awful lot and never hit any bass, I just became accustomed to targeting other species I suppose, and there, as soon as people tell me its not a bad bass beach i hit one! Schoolie under a lb but a bass none the less.

Funny that - now will someone tell me you can catch tuna and porbeagles off it now too please, thanks :D
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Re: Wexford Beaches

Postby Rob Millard » Fri May 19, 2017 1:26 pm

Yes, but you have to use Red Herring live baits for them!
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