Fenit in Spring

Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:33 pm

I shall be lucky enough to be in Tralee for a few days in mid March.
Have always fancied fishing Fenit area one day (I was raised on Des Brennans writing). What's it fish like this time of year? Any tips, marks recommended. I am not able to scramble about (dodgy ticker). Best place for tackle etc? Any help appreciated. I come from the Essex coast and the trawlers have fished it out here so I'm easily pleased these days.

Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:51 pm

Hi Bigfoot,
Do you have Bob Moss' books? He gives a little bit of info.
Give us a shout if dont have it and i'll dig up the info for you.

Fenit in Spring

Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:33 pm

Hi John,
No I've not read Bob Moss so any info you have will be appreciated.
All the gen I have on that area is 40 years old now and if the fishing there is like at home here it will be unrecogniseable.
John (Bigfoot)

tralee spring

Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:38 pm

landers tackle shop tralee for tackle and bait. speak to colm for local info. for fresh mackerel try dingle fish warehouse( could have fish even this early) ask in dingle for directions. dingle harbour mouth near lighthouse for rays(maybe a bit early). park on eastern shore of harbour and short walk towards rocks. theres only a couple of turnings that take you that side of harbour so you should crack directions ok. take a variety of bait(worm maybe crab or razor) to cover options. or try beaches on tralee bay. kilcummin stradbally or fermoyle strand can give bass and flounder on the right day. good luck and let me know how you got on.

Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:49 pm

maybe a bit early for the ray alright. myself and IDPearl fished the a few marks on the shannon today hoping for ray- no ray. ouch. a hard days fishin.

Fenit in Spring

Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:53 pm

To jfk, booner and mp3,
Thanks Guys, I appreciate your help. I'm flying to Cork in the morning and will grab whatever fishing I can.

Obviously if I blank it'll be because your fishing is lousy but if I bag up it will have to be considerable skill on my part.

Thanks again and I'll post what happens when I get back next week. Obviously when I booked this break I hadn't realised I'd be in Gods own country on St. Paddy's Day so this assumes that I do get back at all.

Tight lines,

John (Bigfoot)

Fenit in Spring

Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:48 pm

Well I promised a report and here it is. Thanks Booner, you were spot on regarding Landers in Tralee but I called in on Wednesday and it was Colms day off. Got bait OK though. This being St.Patricks Eve I thought a meal, drink and early night would set me up for a 5am start next day. Oh No! The Brogue Inn in Tralee got rockin' at about 1am and I finally persuaded my companions out at 2.45. I went past at 6 and they looked to be still clearing up. Anyway the fishing. I chose Fenit Pier for ease of access and took razor, squid and sandeel. Took some whiting both hard on the bottom and up the line but all were small. Lots of edible crab including one big one but as he had only 1/2 a claw left I decided his life was hard enough. Saw one other angler who only stayed for 2 hours or so. Looks like a much underfished spot and I'd like to return in Summer and see if there are mullet in the harbour and still conger in the rocks.
I envy you guys. Your fishing might not be what it was but it sure looks a lot more attractive than round here. Bigfoot.

Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:35 pm

Bigfoot.You won't think it's under fished during the summer.It is usually hard to find a space due to the mackeral bashers.It is quiet during the winter as we are lucky to be very close to great storm beaches which fish best at this time.Just to let u know that tyhe mullet do come into the harbour and the eels are there all year round.

Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:11 pm

try this website it will help u out wit other marks aswell


Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:21 pm

the photo's page on the above site is great! wow, 'real' fish.