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WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:56 pm
by MAC
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.

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:12 pm
by phonic
Sutton, Dublin Bay side almost unfishable last night due to floating weed on the flow. Had to use weedless jellies!

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:22 pm
by tight lines
poolbeg clean at the moment but small bit of sludge on the bottom from start up to half moon also no fish to report

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:40 pm
by Tofish
north county dublin / meath heavy enough weed..and no fish :oops:

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:43 pm
by flyno
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...

WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:03 pm
by dfella25
North Dublin covered in weed. I'm packing up:(

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:40 pm
by eoghanb
Gormo laytown just about fishable with lures,bait forget about it

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:03 pm
by canning
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

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:05 pm
by tight lines
poolbeg no weed or fish 25/7/11

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:04 am
by Kgarr
don't even bother fishing gormanstown unless you are surface lure fishing, awful awful weed :cry: :cry: :cry:

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:38 pm
by eoghanb
On skerries pier today pleanty of it rolling in at 13:00

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:52 pm
by eoghanb
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

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:02 am
by Sparkie
Poolbeg full off weed Thursday nite with no fish, same as Tuesday nite. That wind will have made it even worse now.

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:10 pm
by Creep
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!

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:04 am
by eoghanb
Laytown dont bother its weeeeeeeeeeeeedy!

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:31 am
by Creep
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

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:34 am
by Al
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!

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:43 pm
by Creep
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

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:05 pm
by Creep
Hows the weed out there now lads?? did the wind help at all?? hopin to go out tommorow all being well

Re: WEED WATCH - Dublin, Meath & Louth

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:51 pm
by Tofish
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