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Black Head Co Clare - the flats

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:54 pm
by pajo
Hi,

Has anyone fished here in the last few years and what is it fishing like? I haven't fished it in about 5 years. There isn't much in the reports section on it.

Pat

Re: Black Head Co Clare - the flats

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:39 pm
by corbyeire
anytime ive fished it it has been disappointing, but its usually due to there being a gale round the corner and blackhead/ballyreen are too dangerous and were my original plan

youll get mack and small wrasse and pollack in close - the sand can be dissapointing with only the odd dog or flat on it

ive heard of days where every cast was a ray - but ive never seen one off it in all my years

i would advise you to pick your days - and swell! and head further south to deeper water

Re: Black Head Co Clare - the flats

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:47 am
by pajo
Thanks corbyeire.

I fished there with my father back in the seventies and early eighties. Fished myself in more recent years. Always picked up a few a few doggies, small conger and pollack. Had a couple of good takes on whole mackerel - maybe decent conger or tope but never landed anything big.

It was a lovely place to spend a summers morning or afternoon though.

Pat

Re: Black Head Co Clare - the flats

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:29 pm
by Patrickblaney
Did quite a bit last year. Had some nice pollack plenty of mackerel. What out for fellas casting right next to you and getting tangled or casting right over your head