SAI SAC Shore #3 Ballyreen, Co. Clare July 26th

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SAI SAC Shore #3 Ballyreen, Co. Clare July 26th

Postby jd » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:55 pm

People:JP, Seanie, Keith M, Lumpy, JD, Gordy

Duration: 1pm - 6pm

Tide: In at 5ish

Weather: Sunburn!

Bait: Sand eel, Mack, rag, crab etc

Rigs: Flappers, rotten bottoms, clip downs


1st JP Molloy 23 Fish 791 Points
2nd Sean Ivory 15 Fish 568 Points
3rd Keith Murphy 18 Fish 396 Points
4th Neil Burell 5 Fish 186 Points
5th John Diamond 3 Fish 78 Points
6th Gordon Hardman

Longest Round: Keith Murphy - Ballan Wrasse 41 cm
Longest Flat: JP Molloy- Dab 28 cm

Report: We met up in O'Donoghues, Fanore, picking up any bait etc that was needed in "Siopa Fán Oir " opposite. It was decided that we'd be fishing around peg 45 or so at Ballyreen, so after a ten minute drive or so we were clambering down the rock to the mark.

Lovely venue to fish, especially in the fine weather. All the clouds were in the distance over Connemara, with blue skies above us.

At 1pm, baits were sent into the water, at various distances from the shore. I had a bite first cast, but snagged up on the way back in. In fact, I got 1 of my first 6 casts back. I decided to change tactics, using a flat lead, and not going so far out. I managed wrasse and pollack for my efforts.

JP and Sean were mainly trying out at distance, getting Dogs and a ray, with wrasse when the dropped short,while Keith was keeping close in.

At the end of the afternoon it was clear that man JP had won again.
I couldn't fish day 2, so hopefully the results/report will be up in the next day or two.

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Re: SAI SAC Shore #3 Ballyreen, Co. Clare July 26th

Postby keith » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:00 pm

Great Craic as always with a great variety of fish too
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Re: SAI SAC Shore #3 Ballyreen, Co. Clare July 26th

Postby corbyeire » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:55 am

Great to hear ye had good fishing - the lisdoonvarna club are having their festival at the moment - only 2 dogs to show for two sessions!
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Re: SAI SAC Shore #3 Ballyreen, Co. Clare July 26th

Postby Seaniebo » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:34 am

Day two was a bit rougher. Poor Gordy got a few nice showers.

We fished a few pegs up to the left and found the terrain a little easier going. A few more spotted ray showed out far. The dogs werent as abundant as the first day but they were still around. Other species included ballan, corkwing, goldsinny wrasse, conger, pollack, dabs, scad and gurnard.

Cant remember the points but it ended up like this I think:

1st Sean
2nd Keith
3rd JP
4th Neil
5th Gordy

JP won the most species over the weekend with 8 I think.
I require a tremendous amount of calcium

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Re: SAI SAC Shore #3 Ballyreen, Co. Clare July 26th

Postby Al » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:54 pm

Nice one lads fair play, a good mix of species :)
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Re: SAI SAC Shore #3 Ballyreen, Co. Clare July 26th

Postby lumpy » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:28 pm

we also ended up at a wedding.........
shore species 2008(25):dogfish(3.1lbs), bull huss (12lb 2oz), bass, shore rockling, coalie, whiting, pollack, conger (22.4lbs),flounder, thick lipped mullet (4.8lbs),turbot,ling (11.2lbs),ballan wrasse(4.5lbs), cuckoo wrasse, pouting, poor cod, cod (9.5lbs), dab, 3 bearded rockling, long spined scorpion fish, corkwing wrasse, plaice, trigger fish, sea trout, garfish

regards neil

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Re: SAI SAC Shore #3 Ballyreen, Co. Clare July 26th

Postby Marco » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:07 pm

Well done...nice fishing lads.
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