Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:45 am

Sat 16th April
Time: 9am-3:45pm
Bait: Lug - Rag - Squid

2 of us fished the spot, slightly choppy, but nothing bad about the day.
Tried the combo of bait but nothing worked except lug on its own.
No great catches, lots of small flats, 9 to be exact.
Still, wasnt a blank.

Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:47 am

I have had plenty of blanks now....You can have some of mine if you like!!

Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:52 am

Ahh Ian, the thing is when you catch, you catch big!

Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:54 am

Pass the needle and thread....I'm bleeding here!!!

Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:54 pm

where in donabate? I heard some guys were fishing the small beach just to the north of donabate, that u? Where you guys casting far beyond the breakers i.e as far as you could or did you fish the breakers? I've fished that beach and blanked and caught near the martello tower myself.

Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:29 pm

Fished up on the rocks, further down from the hotel, before you come to the next beach.

donabate 23-04

Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:18 am

caught a 1lb (or damn close to) plaice from the rocks, I think it was a place as it had orange spots (a little faded though) on its back? caught it on the first cast to sandeel, let it go thinking that we'd get be plenty more, DOH nothing else but few lost rigs.......gotta get busy making more rigs !!

Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:53 pm

Same spot?

Wed Apr 27, 2005 2:48 pm

yep, same spot you were at.

I walked further along that path towards tower beach just before portrane, it looks like there are some great rock marks here at HT, I walked it again at LT and I'd say you'd end up losing a load of gear - all boulders & kelp.

Ever hear of any reports around there? I couldn't find any references in the 'shore marks' section !