buncranna pier

Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:37 pm

Got fed up waiting for hospital appointment time, low water was at a good time ie 1230 , the pier fishes best on a rising tide , got some mackerel fillets from lidl and went fishing.
Fishing slow first 2 hours then a good rattling bite and a mackerel was landed much to my surprise a bit late for this neck of woods, next came 6 Pollock/coalies all about 30 cm plenty of pin whiting 4 nice size flounder .
At 1715 decided to call it a day, bait all gone( pin whiting ate most of it ), and the rain was getting worse.In all a nice day.

Re: buncranna pier

Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:44 pm

Good to see you out and about, did you use the fresh mackerel for bait or stick with the Lidl stuff, I've heard a few people comment that it isn't great as bait? After catching a mackerel you must have been hoping for a Ray?

Re: buncranna pier

Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:23 pm

Hi yes Lidl mackerel not the best need plenty of knicker elastic to keep it in place.its hard to get fresh mac down here, normally have plenty of salt mack which i find works very well for rays . was only using light gear two 12 feet carp rods with light braid best bit indicators .only use the beachrods when after rays, conger at lenan pier.
regards bassil rabbit

Re: buncranna pier

Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:21 pm

I find the lidl stuff ok....I just wrap it with elastic to make it into a sausage shape then put it on the hook like a worm.....works a treat for the ray