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Fishing Rogerstown Estuary for Bass

PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:57 pm
by Gonzo
Hi,

I'm trying to find more information on Rogerstown Estuary Bass fishing. I have a good bit of information on the mark but I can't seem to find any info on where exactly to fish, do I setup at the mouth and cast out towards the sea or do I head inward near the pier? Do I cast out into the deepest part of the channel or what? If anyone can tell me anything about it I'd really appreciate it :)

Thanks
Gonzo

Re: Fishing Rogerstown Estuary for Bass

PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:54 pm
by cd07
Dont fish it very often but lads generally get bass at the outside of it. Further up into the estuary has loads of sea trout and mullet

Re: Fishing Rogerstown Estuary for Bass

PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:52 pm
by Gonzo
cd07 wrote:Dont fish it very often but lads generally get bass at the outside of it. Further up into the estuary has loads of sea trout and mullet



Ah cool I've been doing it right then :D I've been using pulley pennel rig with sandeel and mackerel, getting there for 2 hours before high tide with a bit of wind/surf, I've been 3 times since the start of March now but no joy so I think it may be a little early in the season lol

Re: Fishing Rogerstown Estuary for Bass

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:58 am
by cd07
Probably a bit early yet! I'd try using peeler or rag instead of fish baits tho!

Re: Fishing Rogerstown Estuary for Bass

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:19 pm
by MONKEYwrasse
cd07 wrote:Probably a bit early yet! I'd try using peeler or rag instead of fish baits tho!


From around Easter onwards the bass show up around the estuary and local beaches.
The mouth of the estuary fishes best, spinning and plugs take the better fish.
The beaches either side produce aswell but it's more bait fishing than spinning, fresh rag or crab are favoured.

Re: Fishing Rogerstown Estuary for Bass

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:05 pm
by JOHN1
Big lug baits.

Re: Fishing Rogerstown Estuary for Bass

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:24 pm
by Gonzo
Well I guess I 'm to try everything down there this year then! Plan to buy 2 more rods so I'll have 2 beachcasters on the tripod with different baits then a nice light spinning rod for plugging/spinning :D I'll post to the forum if I catch anything!

Re: Fishing Rogerstown Estuary for Bass

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:32 am
by urfishing
sorry now this has nothing to do with the mark but did I read on here that the taking of bass is illegal?

Re: Fishing Rogerstown Estuary for Bass

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:15 am
by donal domeney
urfishing wrote:sorry now this has nothing to do with the mark but did I read on here that the taking of bass is illegal?


season opened on March 1st. closing November 30th.
Limit of 2 bass in any 24 hour period.
Minimum size 42cm

Discussed here on the site, viewtopic.php?f=28&t=50896&p=385996#p385996

Read about it here,
https://www.offthescaleangling.ie/news/ ... ions-2020/

Re: Fishing Rogerstown Estuary for Bass

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:09 pm
by urfishing
ahh excellent makes a bit more sence thks very much.