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Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:04 pm
Headed to Balscadden in Howth just before high tide yesterday evening. Not enough room to fish as there were plenty of anglers. Stayed and observed one angler take mackerel in 2's and 3's , no-one either side of him landing any. Counted 10 mackerel during a short stay.
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:35 pm
Tried Clogherhead this morning just after high tide. Not a thing. The seals barely glanced in my direction so they had little confidence in my ability in providing a snack.
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:33 am
bpmurray wrote:Tried Clogherhead this morning just after high tide. Not a thing. The seals barely glanced in my direction so they had little confidence in my ability in providing a snack.
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:24 pm
Had 8 nice size macs in Slade,half way to high tide ))
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:23 pm
Nothing in skerries Last night . More gulls getting caught down there than macks.
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:36 pm
got four off Boatstrand tonight https://imgur.com/GlF5VEF
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:22 am
Dalkey 2 hours between a few anglers not one.
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:16 pm
Sure it's no wonder there are no mackerel being caught around the bay, mackerel are obviously gorging themselves on the nutritious overflow from the sewage treatment plant (AGAIN), it's laughable.
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:34 am
Just the one in Skerries this morning. Still slow
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:45 pm
Just one Wicklow pier yesterday for 1 hour at HW
No one else caught around me. Awful.
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:22 am
Fished high water for an hour in wicklow harbour this morning at 7am, plenty of other mackeral bashers around and zero fish.
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:13 pm
Fenit yesterday, a few stragglers between many anglers
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:03 pm
Was fishing from Kayak out of Longshinny Harbour this evening before High water. Got 50 in 2 hours. Mostly small. I know it's not shore fishing wasn't far out though.
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Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:47 pm
FINALLY on 25th August 2019, one from inside Clew Bay off the rocks past Mulranny ... taken with some launce and decent shore pollack too.
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:12 pm
Poolbeg lighthouse this morning 1h before the high tide, mackerel bonanza, guys beside me leaving with a big bucket full of fish each.
Caught approx 25 medium sized ones and 1 king size, a few pollocks and a codling too, before giving up. Big BBQ time with friends tonight
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:13 pm
Fountainstown Sunday. Not a sniff of a mackerel. Or Pollock or anything else for that matter (lures only used). Its a hit and miss location (my opinion) but still...
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:32 pm
balscadden last sunday, tide halfway out, plenty of small mackerel being caught,
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:56 pm
Ballycotton pier today from the start of the drop,plenty of extra small macks. Cracking size for pike anglers.
Plenty of basher down there
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:41 am
At last - since the weekend there have been loads of mackerel in Clogherhead. Most of them are tiny but there's an edible one in between. The wind has come up today so it's likely there's loads of sand in the water which keeps them away, but once the wind dies down they should be around again.
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:03 pm
Last Tues/Wed fishing for about 2 hours in the pouring rain near Portnoo Donegal, about 2 dozen big mackerel. Nice 7 pound pollock too!
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