When do mackerel arrive in Kerry?

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When do mackerel arrive in Kerry?

Postby Sly Sea Fly 2016 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:38 pm

Hi

Was wondering if anyone could let me know when mackerel usually arrive around Kerry? Have a week planned mid-May near Waterville. Last year was around Clifden in June and did not see any at all, which left us struggling for bait...

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Re: When do mackerel arrive in Kerry?

Postby donal domeney » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:14 pm

you could try Culoo rock on Valentia Island, not the safest place on the planet to fish. fish only on the calmest of days. http://www.independent.ie/regionals/ker ... 22854.html
https://www.google.ie/#q=culoo+rock&*&spf=1


Kevin should be able to help with the bait http://www.kbfishingireland.co.uk/
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Re: When do mackerel arrive in Kerry?

Postby Sly Sea Fly 2016 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:36 pm

Hi Donal - thanks for the reply. Maybe i'm chicken, but looks a bit scary to me.... Will check it out if we have a calm day.
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Re: When do mackerel arrive in Kerry?

Postby corkconian » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:28 pm

Spent a lot of time in Kerry Last summer on the north coast though and did not see mackerel in any good numbers at all. Saying that i was catching the odd few from may weekend on wards but they where few and far between.
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