WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

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WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby MAC » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:55 pm

I know this is a vast area of coastline guys. I don't want too many stickies day 1. As it grows I will split the areas out if required.

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 - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby doggie3131 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:20 pm

fished mulranney yesterday,totally weed free,just a bunch of tourists that were the problem,"what you catching" being the common question!...FISH being the answer!
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species 2010,(27)

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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby saving private brian » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:47 am

enniscrone is full of that green and red type weed,,,horibble stuff
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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby corbyeire » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:50 am

south facing beaches in the bay had a nice bit of weed on them yesterday in galway
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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby yorkshire man » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:11 pm

nothing much round south sligo yesterday

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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby sirfranny » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:06 am

ballyliffen in inishowen was clear yesterday
I wish fish would blink
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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby grady » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:49 pm

spinning fishing isn't easy on streedagh area good bit of weeds at high tide
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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby bigbadtom » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:24 am

Buncranna was pretty clear yesterday.
Ya should a been here last week.
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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby Flic » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:26 pm

Galway bay reniville sailclub area swamped with the stuff
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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway Bay

Postby julianconneely » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:53 am

south Galway bay, channel between NewQuay and Aughinish...after the tide turned and started flowing huge lumps of seaweed every cast, I had to pack it in. It was fine half hour before low tide and half hour after
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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby saving private brian » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:59 pm

16-08-2011,,enniscrone is full of that red and green weed.hasnt left it at all this year
2012 species.Flounder,Turbot,Seatrout,3 bearded rockling,sand dog,thornback ray,bass,coalie,plaice,dab,whiting,ling,pouting,cuckoo wrasse,ballan wrasse,corkwing wrasse,ling,pollock,tub gurnard,red gurnard
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2012 seabass total;;;07
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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby HOLYMACKEREL » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:47 pm

pollan bay was show signs of qute a lot of weed today but fishable away to the left side of the shore.
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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby HOLYMACKEREL » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:49 pm

LEENAN BAY:clear of weed today as was BINNION BAY
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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby FisherKing » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:32 am

A bit of floating weed about north Sligo but nothing to bad!!!
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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby crabby » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:40 pm

lots of weed at the peer near Ballynacourty in between clarinbridge and oranmore last night at high tide. Almost every cast resulted in a sea weed snag.
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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby Tanglerat » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:44 am

No weed in North Fanad area yesterday.
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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby eskimo » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:46 pm

tons of weed around killala bay,only managed 2 casts on cbi beach ross,that was thursday
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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby lacustris » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:28 pm

23rd September
Sligo: Raghly and next three beaches to North: All westerly shores large banks of loose kelp close in and general detritus
further out.
Strandhill: A lot of loose kelp and smaller weed......not fishable.
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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby corbyeire » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:45 pm

lots of weed on enniscrone on saturday - huge rafts to the west of the stream
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Re: WEED WATCH - Galway, Mayo, Sligo & Donegal (The North West)

Postby corbyeire » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:59 pm

south and south east facing beaches on north side of galway bay well covered in weed yesterday
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