When: Saturday 17th April
Where: Poulsallagh, Clare
Tide: High tide at 20:50
Bait: Rag, Squid & Mackerel
Weather: Clear until 18:00 then persistent drizzle/light rain. Windy (Southerly).
First chance to get to the sea this year.
Got to Poulsallagh/Ballyreen area to find council have blocked off entry to the fields with boulders, presumably to deter camping
Still has parking at the road side.
Got set up with pulley rigs on long rod, alternating between 3/0 specimen extras and size 4 circle hooks on a pennel.
Set up a float on spinning rod with rag, when I got no action on this changed to spinning.
Mostly used the ragworm, as I got some fresh and wanted to make use of it.
Only action was a positive bite that cleaned the rag off the 3/0 hook.
Between the wind and strong current my leads shifted a bit, lost a couple of hook traces to rough ground, but happily the rest of the rig was returned.
I was happy to get out. Rivers just don't do it for me.