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Mayo Beach and rocks December

Postby joe the junior » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:27 am

Headed off this morning dug some lug and collected a few crabs along with frozen mack I headed for the beach. Was fishing the incoming tide and chose my spot. One rod with just a 1 clip down full of lug and a scratching rig with lug and mackerel. Started slow and the tide was rising fast then a light switch turned on. Had a knock and a heavy weight on the scratching rig. A treble turbot 19,21,27cm great start. This followed by another single of 21 and then a more noticible bounce. Out popped a double turbot 26cm and my best this year of 31cm delighted to say the least. Last cast, the line went slack but I was pleased to have a double of a flounder 36cm and a turbo 27cm.nothing caught on the clip down rig at all.
Headed to a rock mark for the last two hours of light. First drop of a hardback crab had a pollack 47cm. This followed by a Ballen wrasse at 36cm and then had a smaller pollack of 39cm. Started spinning mackerel strips and hit a shoal of coalies great fun on light gear, had 12 roughly, all fell between 32cm and 40cm. Then the one that got away. Hit a pollack at my toes and he shot of like a rocket. A new 3/0 hook. Snapped. Couldn't belive it always the one that gets away. Great days fishing for December and smiling the whole way home as a dirty mist moved in.
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2019 Flounder, Dab, Turbot, Plaice, Pollack, Coalie, Pouting, Whiting, Codling, 3 bearded rockling, Sea Trout, Dogfish, Bullhuss, black goby, rock goby, corkwing wrasse,Ballen Wrasse, cuckcoo Wrasse, Conger Eel, Shore Rockling, Long Spined Sea Scorpion, Lesser weever, common blenny, tompot blenny, bass, twaite shad, smoothhound, Dragonet, Silver Eel, Tub Gunard, Red Gunard, Gray Gunard,scad, thornback ray, poor cod

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Re: Mayo Beach and rocks December

Postby del04 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:46 am

joe the junior wrote:Headed off this morning dug some lug and collected a few crabs along with frozen mack I headed for the beach. Was fishing the incoming tide and chose my spot. One rod with just a 1 clip down full of lug and a scratching rig with lug and mackerel. Started slow and the tide was rising fast then a light switch turned on. Had a knock and a heavy weight on the scratching rig. A treble turbot 19,21,27cm great start. This followed by another single of 21 and then a more noticible bounce. Out popped a double turbot 26cm and my best this year of 31cm delighted to say the least. Last cast, the line went slack but I was pleased to have a double of a flounder 36cm and a turbo 27cm.nothing caught on the clip down rig at all.
Headed to a rock mark for the last two hours of light. First drop of a hardback crab had a pollack 47cm. This followed by a Ballen wrasse at 36cm and then had a smaller pollack of 39cm. Started spinning mackerel strips and hit a shoal of coalies great fun on light gear, had 12 roughly, all fell between 32cm and 40cm. Then the one that got away. Hit a pollack at my toes and he shot of like a rocket. A new 3/0 hook. Snapped. Couldn't belive it always the one that gets away. Great days fishing for December and smiling the whole way home as a dirty mist moved in.
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Re: Mayo Beach and rocks December

Postby mickser » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:58 pm

Great fishing for December well done joe
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I have not fished in two years hoping to change that this year with anything ?

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Re: Mayo Beach and rocks December

Postby johnwest » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:04 pm

That's a great session for any time of the year Joe, and to quote a recent post," great to see the wrasse still about!"
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Re: Mayo Beach and rocks December

Postby kieran » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:13 pm

nice port Joe
Love the old turbos, shame we don't find them a bit bigger
I was thinking the same thing JW, nice to see them still around, might be tempted to try to head out myself this weekend if the weather is not too evil...
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