Wicklow Head Lighthouse

Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:32 am

Anyone fished there before? if so how good is it? nice and tranquil place from the looks of it. area screams Pollock and Wrasse to me

Re: Wicklow Head Lighthouse

Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:19 pm

Have never fished there myself but saw a video of someone catching small pollack. The tide rip off the head looks hefty too so I reckon a tope bait would be no harm either. It's somewhere I want to try myself but not sure what access is like via the road up to the lighthouse.

Re: Wicklow Head Lighthouse

Mon Aug 30, 2021 3:15 pm

Myself and my wife stayed in that lighthouse a few years ago ...I was raging I didn't bring me rods! Access is grand and not too far from the car. Its a place I wanna fish too

Re: Wicklow Head Lighthouse

Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:17 pm

Weather permitting, be worth a tope and conger expedition in October I reckon. Need a ball of fresh mackerel.

Re: Wicklow Head Lighthouse

Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:02 pm

Dave F wrote:Weather permitting, be worth a tope and conger expedition in October I reckon. Need a ball of fresh mackerel.



Herring would be a very good alternative as there should be shoals running in the bay at that time, especially as the first frosts hit.

Re: Wicklow Head Lighthouse

Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:21 pm

Hoping to get out there for a session next week. Fingers crossed the weather holds!

Re: Wicklow Head Lighthouse

Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:03 pm

Reports would be welcome!

Re: Wicklow Head Lighthouse

Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:20 am

So lads and ladied. Managed to get 2 sessions in. Was always meant to write something on here for people wanting to go. It was countless amount of Wrasse and a few doggos for me. Originally planned to do some feathering but after an hour of no bite I decided to bait it up with rag and the fun began. Wrasse after Wrasse. Switched to a LRF and nice scraps it gave. 3 fellas were there feathering away and saw them catch pollock. Would have been nice to see them put most of it back as they were way too small to keep. Nice spot would have loved to bring some mackies as bait. Say Tope is definitely hanging about. All I can say is if you do decide to go make sure you bring someone else with you as it's seriously secluded and any accidents, however minor could be your last. Strong winds and fast current to be expected with only the stairs to cover you from the elements. Great sessions so definitely a good spot for me anyways.

Re: Wicklow Head Lighthouse

Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:48 pm

Appreciate the time to get back. Might keep it to a daylight venue given the difficulties but sounds like it would be great in settled weather, and hard to beat some good wrasse fishing while the big bait rods are out! Reckon landing a decent tope with a long handled landing net is viable?

Re: Wicklow Head Lighthouse

Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:33 am

Yes, Wicklow Head is lethal. Please be careful, as LCG says, your first accident could well be your last. The tide runs FAST here so if you managed to go in, you likely won't be coming out!
Pity about the cunts taking the Pollack, Wicklow Pier is destroyed with the same carry on.
There are some very deep holes just off the steps, the place can be a tackle graveyard, depending how you fish it but it is one spot that can throw up anything.

Re: Wicklow Head Lighthouse

Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:56 am

Definitely looks like a tope venue with fresh pollack or mackerel for bait, depending on the season. Definitely some good potential there anyway, will have to take a look at it.

Re: Wicklow Head Lighthouse

Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:34 pm

Looks like a grand site to fly out a drone and drop a nice meaty bait on a light sinker or perhaps nice some weedless rigged flukes/jigs into the deep, just using a party balloon as a float to keep it off the bottom. A nice current drift would do well to cover a lot of ground along the drop-off. Navionics/Infomar indicates depth is not excessive - 5-8m along the drop-off.