Glenaveena Beach.

Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:39 pm

Went down to Glenaveena late this afternoon to fish the rising tide. The crabs were very happy with my baits. There's quite a lot of kelp there which makes retrieval very difficult. Stuck it out from 4pm to 7pm and then decided a move was in order.

Clambered up the steep slopes and moved round to deeper ground. There I was happily taking my worms for a walk when all of a sudden, the reel gave a spin and the rod was a noddin. Pollock me thinks - at last. But no. A bend in the rod and a bit of a tussle and up pops a cod! Around the 3lb mark. He'd gutted the lug/squid cocktail, so I've invited him round for dinner tomorrow night!

Caught 4 others, but they were too small so they went back to grow a bit bigger.



Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:47 pm

great one....

Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:48 pm

BTW, this is what Glenaveena looked like - the Lion's Head is in the background.


Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:46 am

Super fish Ian, well done.
BTW, How the hell do you get down to that beach?

Sat Apr 23, 2005 7:05 am

Very painfully. There must be a better way down than the one I chose. It is REAL steep with briars all over the sides. My legs are sore as hell this morning just coming out of the shower. All the cuts are stinging!

Sat Apr 23, 2005 8:39 am

from what you have been telling me ian you deserve that one!!! i bet that was a nice suprise mate, when you heading up my way to fish for some plaice????? its fishing well up here you will have to get up here.

Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:32 pm

you fishin red bay magelite? even the english lads know that the flatty fishin is good here at the moment!! does it fish through the summer? might bus it up!!!

Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:24 pm

certainly am mate its fishing very well, fished exceptional last summer especially at the ledge, there was days you would get mackerel, pollock, plaice and wrasse all on mackerel and lug baits. really strange catching mackerel on the bottom!!!! its my favourite place in the north.

Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:20 pm

Nice fish Ian well done. Excuse my ignorance but is Glenaveena in howth ?

Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:45 pm

Yes it is....kind the city side of the Bailey Light House next to The Lion's Head.

Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:15 am

I'm missing the pic, did you take it down Ian?

Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:58 am

Hi Wes. The pic is still there....honest!

If you can't see it, have a look at ... C01899.jpg

and ... C01897.jpg



Sun May 01, 2005 5:39 pm

Glenaveena is accessed "easier" from lion's head, go down the rope and turn left and down a spiral path through thick green plants and you will reach it.