Coloo head 30/01/05

Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:07 pm

Low tide 1pm.Fished from 10.30 am to 5 pm.
Bait:frozen and fresh lug,frozen and fresh razor,peeler crab,mackeral,mussel.
Fished the magical cooloo head with SeanP from the forum.I say magical because all the bloody fish had dissapeared!!!!!!!!! :( I blanked and Sean had 1 coalie about 3 lbs.We threw everything but the kitchen sink out to the fish but no interest.I have never reeled in so many perfectly untouched baits.Still,what a beautiful place to blank.A stunning location.

Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:20 pm

From the Magazine articles it looks like some place...

Coloo Head

Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:37 pm

Where is this "Coloo" head then Col?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 6:29 pm

Culoo head is on Valentia Island in Kerry, Don't you get Irish Angler??

Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:14 pm

Yes.Valentia island it is.It is famous for winter cod or in my case the lack of is a long ledge about 40 feet up.You are fishing into about 50-70 feet of water.It is only about a 5-10 minute walk from the road and very easy to find.Similar to Kerry Head but feels and looks a whole lot safer.Only to be fished in calm conditions but the swell is nothing near as bad as Kerry Head.Mind you,you have fished Dunmore Head so you know what the scenery is like down here.Just a pity the fishing wasn't as good as Dunmore!

Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:17 pm

Hey Col, was back there again later on Sunday night, loads of bites, definetley Cod, they nearly pulled the rod off the stand - damn it, then i woke up!!! thats what you get after staring at those rods all day long!

Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:50 pm

done very well at Culoo the tuesday after xmas, had 7 cod over 6lb, biggest was 11.8, 3 fresh crab on the 6/0 pulley pennal did the damage..fished the dingle area on the wednesday and had a few baby thornies(5lbish), all fish on fresh crab aswell...

Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:32 pm

Thanks cono-flex.The words salt and wound spring to mind!What were the conditions like?Was it after a good blow?Hard back or peeler crab?What distance were you castin?What was the state of the tide?I want to give it a go again before march and any help to avoid another blank would be great.

coloo head

Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:13 pm

hi guys Sounds quite a place, and as I'm spending a week in Kerry later this year I wonder if somebody could give me directions to Coloo from the Portmagee/Valentia bridge - I've pored over various maps but I can't seem to track it down. Thanks

Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:53 pm

over the bridge and swing left keep on going and as far as i remember there is a signpost r 2. hard enough to miss it

Mon Feb 07, 2005 5:22 pm

This should help, park car and follow the stream down to the 'Culoo Rock' sign, about 5mins walk from the end of the track,


Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:54 pm

Thanks a lot - I'll let you know how I get on