Last run of the year

Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:20 pm

With the winds dropping for a few days I decided to venture out on the coast, hitting the Bay around Dublin. Tempts were down in around 2 degrees dropping to -2. Rather than my usually 5am starts I took a lie on until 8am hoping things might warm a little before I hit the road (hoping was right lol)

I was a little unsure of the venue as the roads were icy as some of the slips were still froze over but I managed to find some parking and slide my way down the slip to the waters edge. The sun was shining at this stage and things were starting to feel a little warmer. With my new Stealth Kayak in getting some modifications I took the Trident 13 out for a spin.
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Calm would be an understatement I have never seen the coast so calm in all my trips, I could see the ripples from the shoals of herring below, a beautiful day to be on the water.The herring were first in followed very shortly by the whiting all falling to the Shamrock Crazy Clown Rig
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On the other rod I was using large baits made up of squid/crab or squid and mackerel, unfortunately it went untouched for the day
After filling up with a few herring for pike bait and drifting over 1km I headed towards a small rocky reef close by in the hope of the lunker of a cod, I also baiting up the Crazy Clown Rig with some peeler. Dropped anchor and had some lunch
As per usually as if the fish knew I was unpacking lunch the rod took a knock and this wee lad appeared, he wasn't the clunker of cod I was hoping for but he was it for the day with regards to the cod
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After a little over 4 hours on the water the sun was already starting to set, and the chill was setting in. I finished off the year with this lad
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What a day to finish up my year of 2014, the sun was shining, the wind was calm as could be and I hit a few fish. I was grinning ear to ear. After I loaded up the car to go home I poured a hot drink and took a couple of minutes to reflect back over the year I have had. ... tion=share

Happy New Year folks
Tight Lines
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Re: Last run of the year

Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:46 pm

Well done on getting out, a nice looking day . And a few fish at this time of year is a bonus.
Thanks for all the posts this year . It kept me going when I couldn't go fishing.
Best of luck for 2015.

Re: Last run of the year

Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:31 pm

I'm a real landlubber unfortunately but I always read and enjoy your reports :wink:

Re: Last run of the year

Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:40 pm

Thanks lads very much appreciated

Re: Last run of the year

Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:52 am

great reports all year,keep them coming Anthony.

Re: Last run of the year

Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:19 pm

A beautiful day alright Anthony, think I saw you out there. We had same sort of results with the addition of a Ballen Wrasse.
Nice couple of herrings for lunch yesterday and plenty for my mate for bait. :D
You had a great year and a good end to it. Hope you have even better 2015.


Re: Last run of the year

Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:09 pm

You capitalised well on the break of weather there Anthony, looked like a gorgeous calm summers morn but I bet it did'nt feel like one :-)