Fri May 20, 2005 2:23 pm

Had 3 5lb hounds last night, east coast venue..good sign for the upcoming weeks with packfish of that size around already in good numbers..

Fri May 20, 2005 5:43 pm

where abouts were you fishing

Mon May 30, 2005 12:00 pm

the smoothies and plaice have arrived, had 4 hounds yesterday all 4-5lb range and 8 plaice all over 30 cm..

angling venue

Mon May 30, 2005 12:04 pm

Where were you fishing

Mon May 30, 2005 7:35 pm

conoflex, do you use peeler for smoothies, cos we had to use hermit and nothing else was as effective. does any one know if north or west coast holds smoothounds as i have a rake of hermit crab but dont know how effective they are for other species

Tue May 31, 2005 12:36 pm

yeah peelers are the only bait worth using...iv never heard of them being caught in the west from shore or boat, east/south east is place for them..

Tue May 31, 2005 12:41 pm

They have been caught around Ballyreen Co Clare over the years and Cappa pier in Kilrush now and again on the crab but these were caught by east coast anglers using east coast tactics on the west coast...........

Tue May 31, 2005 12:45 pm

good to know there around over there anyway..


Tue May 31, 2005 1:10 pm

I met a guy fishing in front of the Yacht Club in Rosses Point Sligo who said he had caught Smoothies there in the past. It a deep spot with a very fast tidal flow so its possible. Up to that I have never herd of anyone getting smoothies but then again I doubt if very few people have been targeting them.

Tue May 31, 2005 1:50 pm

What kind of rig do you use for the smoothies?

Tue May 31, 2005 4:37 pm

a longish pully r a 1up,1down cascade will do the job, and a quality size 3/0 r 4/0..