August weekend

Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:13 pm

I had plans to travel north to Mr Smith for the Bank Holiday but the weather had other ideas so I decided to fish local instead.
I fished south Dublin from 6.30am -1pm. The breeze was blowing hard show I kept fairly close to the shore to keep sheltered.I was using mostly rag worm and small strips of mackerel but I also wanted to try some soft plastics/ shads. First up was the usual wrasse they were hammering the rag and there was no stopping them.
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After awhile I decided on some drifting to target some other species which produced codling, pollack and dogfish. Both the pollack and cod were caught on the small orange shad
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Sunday was to be another attempt at the tope on the moulditch bank. I launched about 6.30 am and headed straight for the red buoy. I anchored up about half way for a small break where I caught a dog fish. I wasn't hanging around for too long so off I went again. I anchored up north of the red buoy and dropped the two rods down. One with a whole mackerel and one with a large mackerel fillet. Again the dogfish were taking everything :evil: .
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I wasn't too long there when a slight south easterly came in and things got to messy so I upped the anchor and set about coming in. On the way back in the swell was was getting the better of the kayak by lifting it up so much that the rudder was out of the water. On one particular swell it turned the kayak side ways, if I hadnt the side kicks I think I may have went in :oops: This was one of those times when I was happy to be off the water :?
In total 15+ wrasse, 3 pollack, 1 codling and maybe 8 dogfish
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Re: August weekend

Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:17 pm

Nice report, good fish

Re: August weekend

Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:09 pm

well done , good read , id say the wrasse were some craic

Re: August weekend

Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:57 pm

My first time fishing in a yak tomorrow! I can't wait!!!

Re: August weekend

Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:54 pm

Thanks lads, kgarr where you heading mate. Ill be trying for tope with Gary in the evening , fingers crossed.