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Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:37 pm
by sparkey+1
Nice one thats handy to know

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:52 am
by Creep
Hows the beaches now up around Laytown /Mornington/ Drogheda general area lads?

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:02 am
by flyno
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...

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:20 am
by Creep
Thanks Flyno

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:00 am
by Creep
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

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:25 am
by eoghanb
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:

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:16 pm
by Creep
Funny aint it, if it isnt weed its, high on shore winds :roll: hopefully this wind will get rid of some weed now

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:18 am
by Creep
whats the weed out there like now lads?

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:31 am
by flyno
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:

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:29 am
by Creep
excellent tip!!!!!!!!

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:29 pm
by eoghanb
This wind could be great if it gets rid of dat weed,just in time for the late bass heres hoping :wink:

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:37 pm
by lugworm
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!!!!!!!!!

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:42 pm
by sparkey+1
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.....

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:13 am
by eoghanb
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

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:37 pm
by Creep
Im on my knees praying for an easterly!!!!!!!!!

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:45 pm
by flyno
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...

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:37 pm
by hottopic
Anyone know what the weed situation is like from louth to wexford ..also the colour of the water?
thx

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:30 am
by magpie01
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:



Great tip! Thanks! :D

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:35 am
by Creep
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:
Sparky+1 and myself had a tough time through it!

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:24 pm
by flyno
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.