North Donegal.

Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:03 pm

People:Myself and mate Brian.

Duration:Various over three days when able to escape partners.


Weather:Fine to dull overcast. Medium, light winds. Warmish, coolish.

Bait:Worm and sandeel.


Results:Mackeral, 1 sm Wrasse, 1sm Pollack and 1 sm Sandeel.

Report:Went to the beach at Dunfanaghy on our first day and seen the remains of the carnage caused by the "Red tide". Thousands of sea urchin "skulls", crab shells, razor shells etc... Must have wiped out all sea life on the beach! Anyway fished the beach that evening, nothing but a few small bites coming up to dark. Next morning Portnablagh harbour at dawn, some mackeral. Ran into Pat Robinson of "The Cricket" he says the bay is full of mackeral, with good pollock off the head. He recommended the channel at dunfanaghy for seatrout and flats. Tried it that evening on the flood tide, but no joy. Zilch! More mackeral at portnablagh and 1 sm pollock spinning. 1 sm wrasse at falcarragh.
Pretty crap few days, but the scenery and the craic made up for it.

Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:52 pm

'Ere, that wasn't you down on Port Na Blagh pier this morning, when me and phenwick mist were trying to fire up his outboard?

I was commenting to a chap there that only tourists catch off that pier....

Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:12 pm

Back at work today. :(
Anywhere producing fish off the beachs?
PM me if there is as i'm off work again midweek. Did Pat get his engine sorted out?


Sat Jul 23, 2005 9:12 pm

Pat's boat is out of the water today, so I doubt if it's sorted as yet.

I don't do much beachbashing, so I don't have a lot of info. Saw a couple of blokes fishing off Ards pier, one of them got a few mackeral on very light gear. Great fun for him, no bullying the fish, screaming reel etc.

Any mullet around yet? I reckon this Red Tide is causing a bit of grief with the fishing.

Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:43 pm

Seen 4 mullet below the bridge on the horn head road out of dunfanaghy.

Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:37 pm

Cheers Bigbill, I must go have a nosey myself.... :wink: