WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Chris T » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:19 pm

Tried Gormanston on Wednesday at low water near Ben Head. Two casts, gripper got ripped up within minutes with all the weed on the line.... unfishable!
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby sparkey+1 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:12 pm

Fished red rock today and weed free nice not to spend half the session not cleaning weed of the line and traces
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby daveyboy » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:26 pm

Donabate/Portrane today- very weedy
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby tight lines » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:19 am

south dublin clean today around seapoint 9/8/11
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby macka1 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:54 am

Monday 8th poolebeg full of weed,every cast tons of it clinging to line,snoods,and when it get on your leader knot you can only reel in line as far as that and risk gear getting caught on the rocks.Close inshore at the boulders it is full of a brown churnded up mush that resembles what a blocked sewer manhole looks like when your mashing it around with rods to clear :x

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby MackerelMaster » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:28 pm

Nothing but weed on Killiney beach this morning !
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby validoc » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:59 pm

fished Greenore about 06:30 yesterday, not too bad, seen worse
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby sparkey+1 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:58 pm

Fished dollymount last night and north bull wall from two hour before full tide ( 9.00 ) and 2 hours after, down as far as the statue and not a bit of weed yet its over and poolbeg..... currents i guess
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Creep » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:49 pm

Sparkey... Tried dollymount as well last monday was very little weed but no fish, did you have any luck??
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

List 2011: 16 species (267 fish caught)

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby sparkey+1 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:35 pm

No joy but hooks came back stripped each time them dam crabs... had to tie the bait with elastic to keep it on
Species 2012: Flounder, Whiting, Dublin Bay Codling, Coalie, 3 Beard Rockling, Shore Rockling, Bass, Dogfish, 5.2lb Starry Smoothhound (PB), Twaite Shad, Thornback Ray 5.8lbs (PB), LSD, Pollock, Ballan Wrasse, Cork Wing Wrasse, 43cm Flounder (PB)

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Creep » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:18 am

Was in Laytown late last night 1am was hoping to do a nice spot of night fishing weather was warm low wind and the moon was nice, first cast in line got carried out by weed from the shockleader knot!!!! (i use a slim beauty knot with a tapered shockleader!!) finished at 1:20am after spending 20 minutes or more taking off the weed from the line... funny thing was it didnt look that weedy!! :x theres gotta be some money to be made in all this weed!!! I mean someone out there needs fertilizer for soil right?!?!? :D ...
Sparkey I hear ya!!! Those crabs got good and fat with me the other night!!! I ran out of elastic so kept the lead weight down without grippers hoping it would bounce around the place but the crabs were quicker :D ... upside when they peel they are ours!!! :D
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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

List 2011: 16 species (267 fish caught)

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby sparkey+1 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:13 pm

Well thats laytown for you you could move 100 yards up the beach and its weed free, yep guess we have our name on a few of the craps when they peal... Where you fishing the beach or the wall side
Species 2012: Flounder, Whiting, Dublin Bay Codling, Coalie, 3 Beard Rockling, Shore Rockling, Bass, Dogfish, 5.2lb Starry Smoothhound (PB), Twaite Shad, Thornback Ray 5.8lbs (PB), LSD, Pollock, Ballan Wrasse, Cork Wing Wrasse, 43cm Flounder (PB)

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Creep » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:56 am

Was fishing down by the cottage (friends told me of good reports) flounder etc. but the tide was running out (I missed it :( really but none the less I keep trying, I have catch up on you lads!!).... Poolbeg yesterday was clear in the harbour side / brown sludge weed on the shore side/ and clear up by the lighthouse/ till the tide ran out/ Arklow was clear all last night got some real nice fishing in yesterday :D
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 eoghanb » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:57 pm

Laytown small bit of weed,ok for spinning ,bait id say it wouldnt be fishable weed seems to be all over the bottom
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby sparkey+1 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:38 pm

Laytown clear today on high water for a change
Species 2012: Flounder, Whiting, Dublin Bay Codling, Coalie, 3 Beard Rockling, Shore Rockling, Bass, Dogfish, 5.2lb Starry Smoothhound (PB), Twaite Shad, Thornback Ray 5.8lbs (PB), LSD, Pollock, Ballan Wrasse, Cork Wing Wrasse, 43cm Flounder (PB)

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby keith » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:48 pm

Carefull parking your Cars on Laytown at the pitch and put course my sisters car was broken into there today for the 2nd
time this year, They are cutting through the wiring on the door :roll: Little sh1tbag's :evil:

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby sparkey+1 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:52 pm

I see they are at it again was happening last year aswell
Species 2012: Flounder, Whiting, Dublin Bay Codling, Coalie, 3 Beard Rockling, Shore Rockling, Bass, Dogfish, 5.2lb Starry Smoothhound (PB), Twaite Shad, Thornback Ray 5.8lbs (PB), LSD, Pollock, Ballan Wrasse, Cork Wing Wrasse, 43cm Flounder (PB)

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Creep » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:53 pm

Bass..turds.. is it illegal to use them as bait?? I was going to chance my arm down there 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 flyno » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:47 pm

That carpark in laytown is a disaster, i had a car broken into there 2yrs ago while playing p&p in laytown. Anyway, about the weed watch, fished last evening wed/24 and was a waste of time. Lots of weed on surface lures and shallow divers. Areas fished was between annagassan and port beach and were all very weedy. Try again at the weekend. Again about laytown, anytime i'm playing pitch & putt or fishing, i park by the train station and take the long walk. I know its not ideal, but that carpark is a hotspot for breakins for years now, and with the dark nights on the way, it only gets worse...
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby eoghanb » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:25 am

Lads do what I do, park ur car at the bridge the areas flood little and there is a security man watching the equipment as the railway men are doin up the bridge they start at about 12 at night, ur car is safe as houses park beside the security guards car, just leave the workmen room to access their container and they usually park a van their too, bit of a longer walk but it's worth it, take advantage while we can
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