My boat-Kilrush

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My boat-Kilrush

Postby bigkev » Sun Jun 12, 2005 8:53 am

People:Me and the brother

Duration:11.30- 8.30

Tide:Low to high

Weather:Outstanding-Light Northerly breezes in bright sunshine

Bait:mackerel

Rigs:Hokkais, jellies,

Results:Species caught included mackerel, whiting, codling, pollack and tope


Report:Set offf for loop head in glorious sunshine a little later than I would have liked.(The brothers hangover was responsible)
Drifting off the head with feathers produced the usual suspects.Mackerel ,whiting, micro codling and pollack. And what pollack! The two largest a shade over 9 pounds with the average 5-6 pounds
Then it was back up the estuary to anchor up for tope. In a frenetic 90 minute period just before high water,we boated 5 tope and lost two. All male fish in the mid twenties with one just over 30 pounds in weight.
I was thrilled as it was the first tope in the new boat, a christening of sorts.
Left at 8.30 as the missus would have divorced me.Exhausted and delighted
Fantastic day out
Kev
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Postby Guest » Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:04 pm

Hi Kev, where did you end up fishing for the tope?
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Shannon Tope

Postby bigkev » Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:41 am

Hi Guest
We were anchored about 600 metres off littor strand in 60 feet of water.This is about 50 metres off the steep shelf that drops into the channel from 25 feet of water.As the tide pushes here it forces a large upwelling of water up over the shelf. Quite impressive to look at as it causes a small standing wave on the surface and during the main flood/ebb even 8 oz leads on braid wouldnt hold bottom.As Rob pointed out, I think this is a slackwater mark.
Cheers for the tip Rob
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Postby RobertMcClean » Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:06 am

Sorry Kev, Guest is me!!, good to hear you got some good results there, hopefully when we are all down in Kerry this year we can keep in contact to ensure we all clean up!!!
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