The Cricket, Port Na Blagh 05/06/06

Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:46 pm

People:Cassie, Craig, Raymond, Watson, Jamesy & Pete


Tide:Last Day of Spring Tide

Weather:Overcast to begin with, brightened up later.

Bait:Mackerel, lug, rag.

Rigs:Jellys on leadheads, feathers, hokais, flowing traces

Results:40+pollack, plenty of coalies, doggies, wrasse, red & grey gurnard.

Report:Plenty of bait at Horn head. Headed then for Tory.
West of the Island proved productive with descent pollack with almost every cast. Leadheads baited simply with rag or lug proved deadly with the takes arm-wrenching. Coalies moved in so we moved out to a sandy mark- red & grey gurnard, then the doggies. Moved to the back of the Island and fished from the lighthouse down to the Anvil. Sport was a bit slower however, Pete started taking some nice pollack to about 6lb on the leadheads. You'll know for again Pete about spinning.
All in all a very good day with 5 newcomers to the Cricket who have vowed to be back for the next trip.

Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:44 am

Ill vouch for that, Decent pollack on spinning gear and light line equals just about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on. Would never have thought to bring spinning gear along if it hadnt been mentioned. Great day out with the lads and the Skipper Pat would be a very decent skin himself. Highly recommend it. For the record, it was firetail jelly worms that did the trick for me baited with a strip of mackerel.