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Newcomer looking for a beach

Postby RoryH » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:57 am

Hi lads, I’m relatively new to shore fishing. I took it on this year to keep me busy during the winter. Just wondering are the beaches between crosshaven and Kinsale any good? Such as fountainstown, myrtleville etc. I Have been doing a bit down in monkstown and I’m finding that quite good except the tide can be a balls!!
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Re: Newcomer looking for a beach

Postby phanover » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:19 am

Monkstown is ok but fish at low water. Fountainstown and Mrytleville are not great. Mostly dogs and better fished when dark. Cobh is worth a shot. Have had Ray and conger there recently. Better fishing east.
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Re: Newcomer looking for a beach

Postby Clive O Driscoll » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:52 am

I would be in the same boat, I've been trying a few beaches around Kinsale, not great at all.. But i didn't have Crab so maybe that would be a factor..

I used catch so many Fish down off Cobh when I was in my teens, my buddies and I Honestly got sick of catching coalies, etc down there and that was the turning point for me, i then got into Fly Fishing for Salmon :) that took me from catching so many to None for the first 2 1/2 years, but when I did, it was all worth it... I fished cobh last saturday morning and had 1 Big crab and 1 Massive conger!!

Everytime I fish around Ringaskiddy/ Paddy's Point, i blank.. I have only gotten dogs so far off monkstown, but haven't been fishing the wall as of yet...

I'm now trying beaches down the East side and they seem to be a bit better, so far... But it would be nice to head West again over christmas and the new year, goodluck in the adventures
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Re: Newcomer looking for a beach

Postby patk » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:02 am

Garretstown can be good
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Re: Newcomer looking for a beach

Postby RoryH » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:21 am

Thanks very much lads. I figured as much the beaches aren't too great around here. I'll have to get to cobh over christmas for a few casts.
I heard that Youghal is fishing well but that's too far out of reach for the moment. I'll have to stick with monkstown for the next few weeks. Thanks again!
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Re: Newcomer looking for a beach

Postby Clive O Driscoll » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:11 pm

patk wrote:Garretstown can be good



I fished it a few weeks ago Pat, crab that I had was nearly gone off :( when I finally got down there so guessing that might have been the answer to my Blank, was during the day so maybe best at night?

Is it mainly Bass down there or?
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Re: Newcomer looking for a beach

Postby patk » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:23 pm

Only fished it after dark. Bass coalies flounder dogs etc. Either beach can fish well
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Re: Newcomer looking for a beach

Postby RoryH » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:32 pm

Would the weather condition make much of a difference? Should you be fishing in calm conditions or with a big surf?
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Re: Newcomer looking for a beach

Postby corkconian » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:00 pm

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Re: Newcomer looking for a beach

Postby RoryH » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:10 am

corkconian wrote:Pm sent

I got the pm thanks James.
thanks for the pm, I can't reply directly on the message board at the moment because I'm new to the forum. That's great advice and i greatly appreciate it. I am stuck until the 11th with college exams, but after that I will be heading out and trying out the spots. I'd love to meet up at some stage for a few casts if your about!
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