WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby sparkey+1 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:37 pm

Nice one thats handy to know
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 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:52 am

Hows the beaches now up around Laytown /Mornington/ Drogheda general area lads?
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 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:02 am

Hi creep, i was north of drogheda yesterday, port beach area, small bit of weed but it was fishable, only 2 small flounders to show for it but the weed was not a problem...
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Creep » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:20 am

Thanks Flyno
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 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:00 am

was in Laytown Gormanstown and Donabate yesterday, very little weed about though the line did get covered on the out going tide in laytown and incoming tide in Donabate, but again nothing to be that concrened about (quick shake of the line got rid of most of it), took a trip down to skerries whilst the tide was out and there seems to be a lot of weed about there
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 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:25 am

Laytown thursday nite,very weedy at low started to clear enough about 1 hour into the rise,but didnt even get a tap in 3 hours,strange the conditions were great murky water,bit of surf,was using rasor mack crab ,i walked from the river mouth below cottage to end of pitch n putt to avoid weed i must have seen about 100 mullet in a foot water as i went ,id nearly try maddies for them there was dat many ,hopefully the beach will pick up soon very dead for a while now :cry:

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Creep » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:16 pm

Funny aint it, if it isnt weed its, high on shore winds :roll: hopefully this wind will get rid of some weed now
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 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:18 am

whats the weed out there like now lads?
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 Sep 08, 2011 9:31 am

Fished Dunany wed and very weedy, so moved round to port beach and it was clear, so its hard to say, only a few miles between the 2 spots and the difference was unbelievable.. I'd say at the minute, just go were ye want, chuck out one rod with just a weight, wait a few minutes take it back in and check it. Better than lugging all your gear from the motor and then having to take it all back again.. Wish i had done that yesterday :roll:

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Creep » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:29 am

excellent tip!!!!!!!!
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 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:29 pm

This wind could be great if it gets rid of dat weed,just in time for the late bass heres hoping :wink:
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby lugworm » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:37 pm

eoghanb wrote:This wind could be great if it gets rid of dat weed,just in time for the late Bass heres hoping :wink:


fingers crossed man tis fairly bad down cork on the east side hope it clears up as u said!!!!!!!!!
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby sparkey+1 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:42 pm

Eoghab

well today on a south side beach with the onshore surf and there was big surf breaking onto the shore the place was full of thick kelp and spaghetti weed, was ok casting out bad on the retive so hope that we get an Easterly wind while the Full Moon is there but have to saw great swell for bass.....
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby eoghanb » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:13 am

The big stuff u dont mind too much its the silk weed the brown slimy stuff and the green stringy stuff that wrecks my head,so hopefully all dat stuff will go
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Creep » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:37 pm

Im on my knees praying for an easterly!!!!!!!!!
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 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:45 pm

Looks like next week end before we are getting some easterly's, lads, unless these storms over the next day or so can help us all out...
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby hottopic » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:37 pm

Anyone know what the weed situation is like from louth to wexford ..also the colour of the water?
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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby magpie01 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:30 am

flyno wrote:Fished Dunany wed and very weedy, so moved round to port beach and it was clear, so its hard to say, only a few miles between the 2 spots and the difference was unbelievable.. I'd say at the minute, just go were ye want, chuck out one rod with just a weight, wait a few minutes take it back in and check it. Better than lugging all your gear from the motor and then having to take it all back again.. Wish i had done that yesterday :roll:



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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby Creep » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:35 am

Fished Killiney yesterday, run up to high water very little weed from high water onward loads of weed close to shore making the retrive bloody hard, also keeping the lines seriously tight and tripod high to keep the lines clear of the onshore weed, the weed itself was a mixture of broken kelp, mermaids hair, and sea grass, which once on the line would pull the weight lose and there was a real danger of losing tackle with the weight of the line, and only got one mack on a single clip down rig casted at distance baited with.......LUG :shock: (i've caught macks on mack, and rag but never on lug before!!) wouldnt really mind it so much but had the short rod out with feathers looking for them on that!! :lol:
There was that much weed around i was hopin a few "lads" would come down and smoke it away !! :lol:
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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

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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Postby flyno » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:24 pm

Fished a small beach between Dunany and Port beach today (fri 16th) , water was clear enough and was only getting small bit of weed on the retrieve, big difference in the space of a few days, drove to dunany on wednesday and it was like soup, so its clearing up along that stretch.
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