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A place to cast?

Postby Sparkie » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:37 pm

Looking for a place to get back into the swing off casting, I dont really want to be traipsing down to the beach just to be practicing my casting.
Anyone know off a good field or sum thing similar for me to go on Sunday and test my new rods and reels
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Re: A place to cast?

Postby JOHN1 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:46 pm

killiney beach or bray harbour which you can drive onto are only a few minutes from you, and you wont look out of place :wink:
i dont think the walkers in cabinteely park would be to happy to see you :mrgreen:
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Re: A place to cast?

Postby kevin o connor » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:13 pm

Don't know if you would get away with the pitch in St. Laurance's college. But as already posted Killi ney beach would be the safest place.
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Re: A place to cast?

Postby Sparkie » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:17 pm

Yeah I'm only a few mins away from kiliney beach, just wanted go sumwhere where I could pace out my cast. Wanted see roughly how far I was casting.
Prob's just go to the beach tmw nite and throw a few wild swings at the sea. Will just lie to myself in the dark and add on a good 50 yards :)
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Re: A place to cast?

Postby JOHN1 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:24 pm

if you do a good cast bring an indelable marker and mark your line, and bring your reel for a walk down to the park and pace it out simple as that :wink:
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Re: A place to cast?

Postby kevin o connor » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:28 pm

Or if the beach is deserted, cast along the beach and pace it out. :D
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Re: A place to cast?

Postby paul mason » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:33 pm

Sandymount strand!!! it was the home of the big hitters many moons ago. Loads of room here to go mad with your casting, and you can pace it out. :wink:
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Re: A place to cast?

Postby JOHN1 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:36 pm

paul mason wrote:Sandymount strand!!! it was the home of the big hitters many moons ago. Loads of room here to go mad with your casting, and you can pace it out. :wink:

if you get your tides right :wink:
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Re: A place to cast?

Postby lanky » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:07 am

the back feild of shankill gave yard is were i practice my casting there are no walkers and you can drive strate to the feild and theres is loads of space up the for the occasional crak off ha ha :lol:
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Re: A place to cast?

Postby dbrock » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:02 pm

Why not pop up to the casting meet on Sunday sparkie, don't think you will find a better place
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Re: A place to cast?

Postby roger de dodger » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:32 pm

dennis i think it would be a bit intimidating trying out new gear with a loadove carbon junkies looking at you ,its bad enough when you know them :lol: :lol: bray harbour is my favorite spot a good southerly and your crackoffs go miles :oops: where ever you go just beware as a good crackoff will go miles more than a humdinger so allow for 200 or so yards more than your average cast :wink:
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Re: A place to cast?

Postby paddyc » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:06 pm

dbrock wrote:Why not pop up to the casting meet on Sunday sparkie, don't think you will find a better place


As Dennis said you can pop up this sunday as a day caster (more than welcome),
our court is accuratly measured down the the inch.

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Re: A place to cast?

Postby Sparkie » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:47 pm

Just went to kiliney beach for a few casts, was bloody windy as hell. And was a real big surf.

It went ok tho, no crack offs and only one small nest. I even managed to fire a few down the beach and pace it out, was doing 160/180 each cast.

Was real pleased with myself, not casting a sea rod in 8 years. Plus using a new rod and 2 new reels which to be honest wer working great, just need get the hang off using the mag reel's now! Any tips and hints will come in great.

So hopefully i can get out again this weekend in the day light and practice sum more. Just dying to get sum rigs and sum bait and start fish in for real!
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Re: A place to cast?

Postby paul mason » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:20 am

paddyc wrote:
dbrock wrote:Why not pop up to the casting meet on Sunday sparkie, don't think you will find a better place


As Dennis said you can pop up this sunday as a day caster (more than welcome),
our court is accuratly measured down the the inch down in Kerry.

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Re: A place to cast?

Postby roger de dodger » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:02 am

Sparkie wrote:Just went to kiliney beach for a few casts, was bloody windy as hell. And was a real big surf.

It went ok tho, no crack offs and only one small nest. I even managed to fire a few down the beach and pace it out, was doing 160/180 each cast.

Was real pleased with myself, not casting a sea rod in 8 years. Plus using a new rod and 2 new reels which to be honest wer working great, just need get the hang off using the mag reel's now! Any tips and hints will come in great.

So hopefully i can get out again this weekend in the day light and practice sum more. Just dying to get sum rigs and sum bait and start fish in for real!


with a few more practice sessions you will prob be hitting 200 or 220 feet :D
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