Boat MA "Deep Cove" from Scraggane Oct 21

Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:07 pm

Putting this up early..

Anyone have to drop out or additions? I'm not sure how feasible is another boat. It is a 30ft boat so not that big.

Boat Trip/Comp "Deep Cove" from Scraggane with Danny McCarthy October 21. MA

"would recommend danny mc carthy on MV Deep Cove out of scraggane pier in dingle. anytime in the summer (june - sept) will see you able to catch (based on what we have had and what i have seen caught) mackerel, pollock to 12lbs, spurdogs to 16lbs, pout to 2.5lbs, ling to 20, huss to 13,red gurnard to 2lbs, tubs to speci size,tope to 70lbs,skate to 100+,conger to 30 and so on" (Adam S)

Deep Cove
30' BMW Napier. 270 HP
Skipper: Danny McCarthy
Licence: 1004 Expires: May 2007
Base: Scraggane Operational area: Brandon Bay, Tralee Bay.

Notes: The boat caters for ten anglers. Scraggane pier is out to sea on the Maharee's. The Maharee's divides Tralee Bay from Brandon Bay. this enables us to fish the shallow's to the East, or the deep to the West. Quality gear available.

Address: Keelballylahive, Castlegregory, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 66 7139003 or +353 86 8772746

jd,jw,petekd,marco,mr green,donald,the scotsman..................ferg,yappo
Last edited by jd on Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:06 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:54 pm

out is serious hinderance at the minute...

Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:05 pm

Current List

jd,jw,,marco,donald,the scotsman..................ferg,yappo

Have I got this right??

Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:24 pm


i'll be there anyway


Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:52 pm

Count me in also

Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:24 am

I'll be there went out digging bait for it :lol: :cry:

Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:22 am

Count me in John :lol:


Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:36 am

Sorry guys, I can't make it. Have a wedding in Scotland that weekend. Thought it was this weekend, so lucky my wife booked the plane tickets!
Good luck anyway.

Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:58 am

Count me in on this.

Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:29 am


Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:32 pm

is that donald duck or donal domeney?

Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:45 pm

jw wrote:is that donald duck or donal domeney?

Ha-Ha or should it be Quack-Quack :?

Playing mind games :? :? won't get to me

Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:54 pm

uh oh going with my recommendation, i feel the pressure :D

will put up some of our experience on the boat later , it might help.

Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:28 pm

ok what i have found on this boat.

not fished it as late in the year as october but have fished it all through the summer up till the end of sept.

What we have caught :

pollock to 12lbs, lots around usually and some good size. taken on various methods from gilling to jigging to mack strip. often we have found the best fish in mid water just below the shoals of macks. have taken these fish on larger hokkais, jellies or mackerel strips. they will also often be found on or close to the bottom around rocky pinnacles or drop offs.

the first year we were there they ignored the larger articficials (worms and sandeels) and only seemed to want small hokkais (fry feeding i assume) we had fish over 11lbs on these and i had a double shot of 9 pounders. have also picked them up on muppets and bloodworm rigs baited with rag or lug.

ling picked a couple up on baited pirks and baited hokkais, we lost one of nearly 20 at the boat

codling, launce, haddock, pout, poor cod, macks: picked all these up with smaller hokkais, flashers, sabikis or mardi gras rigs at various depths.

Gurnard: red and tub. had reds to near 2lbs tapping rag, lug and mack baited rigs (two up one down,bloodworm or baited hokkais) over rough ground marks and mixed ground

ballan and cuckoo wrasse again over the rougher ground with baited hokkais, muppets , flappers and one up one downs. crab, rag and lug did best, odd one on small mack ad sandeel pieces.

spurs and huss: anchor if you can but they will come on the drift too, get some rubby dubby in or a scent trail going and they should show. mackerel sides, squid and sandeel took these. standard ledger , one up one down and even baited feathers were taking spurs to 10lbs, i had one of 15lbs on a flapper. huss to 12lbs on mack side.

dogs, ray at anchor in brandon and tralee, same tactics as for the spurs and huss

skate and tope, havent had these but danny does catch them, anchored deep for skate (but you would want all day) and on shallower bars for tope. has had tope to over 70lbs.

good luck, pics below








Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:59 pm


thanks for posting this very useful information. fingers x'ed we will get fine weather now!


Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:14 pm

yeah hopefully it will be nice enough, usually some shelter somewhere in tralee or brandon bay.

good luck and tell danny i said hi


Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:58 pm

Back from the holidays. Am in for this one JD.

Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:07 am

Sorry lads I'm now out for this. :cry:


Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:02 pm

I can't make this one, I'm heading off to the states with work on Sunday. I know where I'd rather be. Best of luck to all of ye, hope ye have a cracker.


Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:10 pm