Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:37 am
Fished wooden bridge and breakwater mainly with soft plastics lures hoping to get a flounder as it was a recce for outing soon. 2 hours before and 1 hour after hw about 1 pm. Blank. Has anyone ever fished it this time of year ? Anyone tried soft plastics here for flats as they work well in Arklow. PM S APPRECIATED
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:07 pm
keem wrote:Fished wooden bridge and breakwater mainly with soft plastics lures hoping to get a flounder as it was a recce for outing soon. 2 hours before and 1 hour after hw about 1 pm. Blank. Has anyone ever fished it this time of year ? Anyone tried soft plastics here for flats as they work well in Arklow. PM S APPRECIATED
Grew up there. Never used plastics for flounder but have caught many there. Mainly off the rocks on the beach side and usually from Easter onwards
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:42 pm
Hi kenf41 4 lads fished it for 5 hours and all blanked. still too early but will give it a go per your advice thanks
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:19 pm
It's fairly barren, bar mullet to be honest. The odd bass is still caught, at night and generally further down towards the causeway at the start of the park.
There are some spots/times that will throw up the odd fish - spring tides over high water in October/November at night can still throw up loads of small whiting and coalies from the bridge for example (good spot to bring a kid). And fishing at the statue gives you a shot at Smoothies - they are caught just across the mouth at poolbeg and the odd one still gets caught here.
I live within 300 meters of the bridge, but its probably the last place I would fish!
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:00 am
Hi Steve thanks for the info ...havnt given up on it and its on the doorstep so enjoying checking out the area. Agree it seems barren though still worth trying different spots and tactics.... I'm on a mission to target flounders or anything else on the soft plastics. Thanks again for the advice appreciate it.
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:37 pm
would it not be worth trying small metal lures for those other silvery fellas
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:39 pm
Hi keem, I've been fishing this area since the beginning of may, all blanks. I've fished night /day, all tides, up, down and back up again. I did see a small dab swim under the bridge towards the saltmarsh last week. I have caught dabs and flounders and one plaice over the years. But it is very poor from the bridge to the statue at the breakwater. I still have hope, but I've spent hundreds of hours in the locality in the past 5 months. One thing I have noticed, is that the sand bars and the channel which fills and empties the estuary have shifted, think it happened around the big spring tide in August. There used to be a small gully running along the bridge to the breakwater and into the bay, this now shallows out and stops before the middle of the breakwater. Also the channel now runs from under the bridge and goes inland along the promenade and turns just before the slipway at the yacht club. Tonnes and tonnes of Mullet if you fancy it. I last fished there Thursday 13th September. 2 rods out, using frozen black lug, local blow lug, yellowtail, frozen squid and sandeels. Stripped by crabs, even used plenty of pop up beads to counter the crabs but nothing. It's a beautiful place, pity about the lack of fishing
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:10 am
hi rod tips sent you pm.
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:12 pm
keem wrote:hi rod tips sent you pm.
Sorry keem, dunno if it's my application, my phone or just me? Lol, can't get access to your latest PM
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Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:32 am
Hi you get your PM's in the new message box top left hand side of page
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