Howth Pier

Thu Sep 30, 2004 7:56 am

Headed back up with a friend last night to fish from 6-8. There was one other guy there, he was catching huge mackeral on the float (using mackie for bait).

We were using feathers and things started off fairly slowly, a few mackeral and some small pollack.

But the last 30 minutes before darkness was incredible! We caught and released over 50 pollack (no, I'm not kidding). They were literally 5 feet out from the base of the pier. None of them were of any real size, the best was only about 2lbs.

A great couple of hours fishing (aside from slipping and nearly breaking my neck on the rocks)!

Fri Oct 01, 2004 6:42 pm

went up last night with the same story.26 fish between two of us in 30 mins.we had 5 pollock of about 2lbs and two macks and the rest were smaller pollock

Sun Oct 03, 2004 11:44 am

Probably a stupid question, but which of the two piers!?

Sun Oct 03, 2004 3:09 pm

we fished below the first lighthouse on thurs and got 26.tried the otherside last nite and only one whiting