SAI Reef Meet,Carrigaholt,10/4/10 http://www.chillwithbill.com
This thread is to collect the names of Club Members for a reef fishing
boat trip. The boat booked is the Clare Dragoon. Detailed reports of the fishing
on this boat are herehttp://www.shannon-fishery-board.ie/gui ... n_2009.htm
The theory goes that fish in this area are too busy spawning in March
to feed and are so hungry after all the fishy slap and tickle they go
on a mad feeding binge in April. Whether that's true or not, I caught a
specimen ballan on peeler crab in April. Also any number of
2lb whiting can be picked up and a 3lb fish must be a possibility.
Pollack around 5 or 6 lb are usually present and are often taken on 4
or 5 inch red shads. All the other usual suspects will show up as
Report from last year is atviewtopic.php?f=5&t=20895
Bill Ryan is a shore fishing guide from the areahttp://www.chillwithbill.com/
and alsohttp://www.shannon-fishery-board.ie/gui ... n_2009.htm
Bill has 51 Irish Specimen Fish Awards, you might have seen him on
Wild Fishing with Henry Gilbey.
He has offered to sponsor a specimen competition on the day with a
prize of a guided shore trip. For the specimen competition the points
for each fish are a percentage of the specimen weight, so an 11 pound
pollack would be 11x100/12=92 points, the best three species to count,
one fish per species.