Ballagan and Greenore

Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:05 am

Tried Balaggan on Saturday eve 11 Sept with a good friend, but no luck. There was a fierce wind blowing which kinda limited our places to fish. One chap caught a sea-trout on a German Sprat, which was infested with sea lice. Fished Greenore beach this morning with a mackerel falling to feathers and a scorpion fish on lug/squid combo on my other rod. One other chap on the corner near the rocks on the left caught a mackerel on German Sprat, but that was it. He did say there had been bass caught there along with sea trout recently and that he had caught a 6 1/2lb bass there last night!!! You know, when you are thinking of where to fish and you decide on the wrong place........bummer!!

Did drive around to look at Templetown beach - had a good surf rolling in, looked kinda fishy, but was way too windy to fish! Over at Greenore, there is a serious tide rip as Caringford Lough fills up - makes for some interesting fishing!

Mon Sep 13, 2004 3:14 pm

is ballagan at the tip of carlingford lough opposite the lighthouse

Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:05 pm

Yes it is. It was very weedy there though which constantly fouled any plug, spinner or rig that entered the water. Lead lifters assisted the retrieve on the rigs though.