East Cork mark?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:36 pm

Could anyone recommend a mark around Ballycotton area for decent shore fishing . Need to unwind from work and could really do with fishing a new spot . Would like to be able to use Spinning rod and Beachcaster .

east Cork

Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:14 pm


There are a whole series of beaches from Guileen east to Ballycotton but alas no recent reports on how they fish - mostly flatties and bass sought. Guileen is readily accessed and could provide some bass sport on baits and plugs...


Ballycotton Cliffs

Sun Sep 12, 2004 9:59 am

I fished the Cliffs at Ballycotton, supposedly a good mark for specimen flatties on the 3rd September. I blanked all day, but as dusk came and the high tide started to fall I had several hard knocks on the rod tip. I failed to strike into anything, but I was probably too anxious, having sat all day with nothing.

I had met a group of anglers getting off a charter boat in Ballycotton harbour who told me of the mark, they had caught bass, pollack and mullet (freelined mackeral) there in late August, so I guess it must be worth another visit.

To get there, turn right just before the harbour in Ballycotton, there is a signpost for Rock Fishing, follow the road to a car park, near a new house being built. A Path leads across the cliff tops and about 1/4 mile a path disappears down to the left, a path leading to some very steep steps, not too bad, but I wouldn't trust it on a bad day.

If you have any luck please let me know. I tried Crab, Sandeel and mackeral strips for bait, the dusk bites came from the rod with sandeel on a flowing trace.

Ballywilling and Ballycreannan

Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:41 pm


Both of these beaches are fishing very well since last week. Some early (very early) codling are showing up to 2lbs to crab and lug. 6 blond ray were caught at Ballywilling last week. Things are looking very good at present after a poor summer.