WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

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WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby MAC » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:56 pm

Let's try to help each other out with this one!

If you are fishing an area that is full of weed or clean please post here. We are not looking for the mark you are fishing, but if you wan't to include it, please feel free. A General area like North Wexford or East Cork will be perfect. I am hoping that these stickies will become and invaluable tool for guys going fishing. For the guys not luckly enough to live close to their favourite beach this could be priceless. It takes a lot of effort to get the tackle ready, Sort the bait and then the drive to your favoutire mark only to find it unfishable due to weed. You log onto SAI the next day and find out that an area 20 mins was fine. :( How many sessions have been ruined this way!

Let's try get some up to date info on these threads to help guys plan a trip.
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby phonic » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:12 pm

Sutton, Dublin Bay side almost unfishable last night due to floating weed on the flow. Had to use weedless jellies!
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby tight lines » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:22 pm

poolbeg clean at the moment but small bit of sludge on the bottom from start up to half moon also no fish to report
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Tofish » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:40 pm

north county dublin / meath heavy enough weed..and no fish :oops:
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby flyno » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:43 pm

Went fishing today on a beach south of dundalk and it was unfishable. gave up after a couple of casts, has to drag the line in by hand there was that much weed. Excellent idea with the weed watch by the way...
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WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby dfella25 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:03 pm

North Dublin covered in weed. I'm packing up:(
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby eoghanb » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:40 pm

Gormo laytown just about fishable with lures,bait forget about it
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby canning » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:03 pm

Fished a North dublin beach over low water last night. Weed in close and clear at distance. The weed in close cleared as the tide began to push in
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby tight lines » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:05 pm

poolbeg no weed or fish 25/7/11
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Kgarr » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:04 am

don't even bother fishing gormanstown unless you are surface lure fishing, awful awful weed :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby eoghanb » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:38 pm

On skerries pier today pleanty of it rolling in at 13:00
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby eoghanb » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:52 pm

Any chance of people mentioning if water was clear or how murky the water was,wud be handy for the lads dat lure fish, most places in our area go like chocolate milkshake if we get a fart of wind in the wrong direction
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Sparkie » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:02 am

Poolbeg full off weed Thursday nite with no fish, same as Tuesday nite. That wind will have made it even worse now.
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Creep » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:10 pm

Dollymount Beach sutton end and whole of Bull Island thick weed, 1pm-4pm gave up as even with the 15' beachcaster was getting weed bound at a full cast....and false reads on the line as weed washed against it!! grrrrr someone asked to describe it......for lure fishing... thick as creamy veg soup! the waves were just sloshing with the stuff and it was close to shore and a good distance out as well, very few lures would get through it sad to report! needless to say drew a blank!
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List 2012: (83) Whitting, (2) Plaice, (20) 5 Beard Rockling, (3) Coalie, (1) 3 Beard Rockling PB 40cm, (8)Pouting, (1) poor cod, (49) LSD(PB: 3lb.2oz), (1) Shore Rockling, (2) Codling, (2) Long Spine Scorpion, (6) Pollock (25) flounder (b) (1) mackrel (1) Turbot PB19cm (10)dab (6) Smooth Hound (2) Twaite Shad, (2)Thornback Ray(PB: 4lb 5oz), (34) Mackrel (Shore), (35) Lance PB31cm, (1) pipe fish, (1)Bull Huss 3lb 150z, (1) Octopus (2)corkwing wrasse, (1) Dragonet

List 2011: 16 species (267 fish caught)

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby eoghanb » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:04 am

Laytown dont bother its weeeeeeeeeeeeedy!

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Creep » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:31 am

eoghanb thanks mate was thinking of heading there :( damn this weed seems to be everywhere...anybody know whats Poolbeg like at present? was hoping to head out today
list 2013 (10) Ballan Wrasse, (17) Smooth Hounds (6lb, 2oz, best so far this year), (47) LSD, (2) shore Rockling, (1) Long spine scorpion, (9) flounder, (8) Dab (2)Bass (3) Mackerel (2) lance (2) Plaice (2) Pollock (1) whiting

List 2012: (83) Whitting, (2) Plaice, (20) 5 Beard Rockling, (3) Coalie, (1) 3 Beard Rockling PB 40cm, (8)Pouting, (1) poor cod, (49) LSD(PB: 3lb.2oz), (1) Shore Rockling, (2) Codling, (2) Long Spine Scorpion, (6) Pollock (25) flounder (b) (1) mackrel (1) Turbot PB19cm (10)dab (6) Smooth Hound (2) Twaite Shad, (2)Thornback Ray(PB: 4lb 5oz), (34) Mackrel (Shore), (35) Lance PB31cm, (1) pipe fish, (1)Bull Huss 3lb 150z, (1) Octopus (2)corkwing wrasse, (1) Dragonet

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Al » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:34 am

Sparkie wrote:Poolbeg full off weed Thursday nite with no fish, same as Tuesday nite. That wind will have made it even worse now.



I'd say it's probably the same! I fished a North Dublin beach last night and it was full of weed, only gave it 3 casts and headed off!
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Creep » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:43 pm

Just back from Poolbeg.. Beach side Full of weed... tried powerful distance cast and was the same dense stuff :( Port side no weed as it is being flushed out by the Liffey very few mackrel about managed to get one... weed is possible to get through though using a weedless lure but still the line got covered :( cant see any self respecting bass being in the likes of that mess though!! ) lol
list 2013 (10) Ballan Wrasse, (17) Smooth Hounds (6lb, 2oz, best so far this year), (47) LSD, (2) shore Rockling, (1) Long spine scorpion, (9) flounder, (8) Dab (2)Bass (3) Mackerel (2) lance (2) Plaice (2) Pollock (1) whiting

List 2012: (83) Whitting, (2) Plaice, (20) 5 Beard Rockling, (3) Coalie, (1) 3 Beard Rockling PB 40cm, (8)Pouting, (1) poor cod, (49) LSD(PB: 3lb.2oz), (1) Shore Rockling, (2) Codling, (2) Long Spine Scorpion, (6) Pollock (25) flounder (b) (1) mackrel (1) Turbot PB19cm (10)dab (6) Smooth Hound (2) Twaite Shad, (2)Thornback Ray(PB: 4lb 5oz), (34) Mackrel (Shore), (35) Lance PB31cm, (1) pipe fish, (1)Bull Huss 3lb 150z, (1) Octopus (2)corkwing wrasse, (1) Dragonet

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Creep » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:05 pm

Hows the weed out there now lads?? did the wind help at all?? hopin to go out tommorow all being well
list 2013 (10) Ballan Wrasse, (17) Smooth Hounds (6lb, 2oz, best so far this year), (47) LSD, (2) shore Rockling, (1) Long spine scorpion, (9) flounder, (8) Dab (2)Bass (3) Mackerel (2) lance (2) Plaice (2) Pollock (1) whiting

List 2012: (83) Whitting, (2) Plaice, (20) 5 Beard Rockling, (3) Coalie, (1) 3 Beard Rockling PB 40cm, (8)Pouting, (1) poor cod, (49) LSD(PB: 3lb.2oz), (1) Shore Rockling, (2) Codling, (2) Long Spine Scorpion, (6) Pollock (25) flounder (b) (1) mackrel (1) Turbot PB19cm (10)dab (6) Smooth Hound (2) Twaite Shad, (2)Thornback Ray(PB: 4lb 5oz), (34) Mackrel (Shore), (35) Lance PB31cm, (1) pipe fish, (1)Bull Huss 3lb 150z, (1) Octopus (2)corkwing wrasse, (1) Dragonet

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Tofish » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:51 pm

fished laytown today from low water to high, only a little bit of weed near high water, but nothing to get your knickers in a knot about water was crystal clear ....but no fishies

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