The Cricket, Port na Blagh, 29/06/05 Skipper Pat Robinson

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The Cricket, Port na Blagh, 29/06/05 Skipper Pat Robinson

Postby petekd » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:48 pm

People: Petekd, Gus, Keary, Pat

Duration: 8.30am to 5.30pm

Tide:No Idea, Rising in the morning, ebbing in the afternoon

Weather:Heavy rain early in the morning which we somehow avoided! Dull with a NE wind otherwise.

Bait:Jellies on leadheads, feathers, mackerel.

Rigs:Spinning rigs, flowing traces

Results:Umpteen Pollack and coalfish, occasional red & grey gurnard, dogfish.


Report:


Set off from Port na Blagh just after 8.30 and picked up mackerel on way out to the wreck. Once we arrived at the wreck which was lying in about 54m of water coalfish were coming up on every drop with baited feathers, biggest of which was around 3lb but the rest were around the pound and a half mark. Switched over to jellies after a short period of this as the coalies were impossible to get through. Immediately we began pulling in quality pollack, average size of 6 or 7 pounds which gave fantastic accounts of themselves on light spinning gear. The real killer on the day was a jelly sandeel imitation blue and grey in colour (not baited). Fish of the day was a lovely pollack well over the ten pound mark that kept me busy for 15 minutes continuing to dive all the way to the surface. We stopped at around 12.30 and popped onto Tory Island for lunch and a pint. On returning, we drifted down the side of the island for a while but the fishing was much quieter with only occasional pollack and coalies. We drifted over sand for a while and had a nice couple of red gurnard and one grey gurnard which couldnt have been far off specimen size going to well over a pound and a quarter. We returned to the wreck but fishing was very quiet on the ebbing tide with only a few coalies coming to the boat.

All in all a great day out, sport in the morning on the rising tide was as good as any I have ever had. Best part of the day though had to be taking a tenner off everyone for the biggest fish prize, Lads, it was your idea so no need to look so grumpy opening your wallets!!! Am posting a picture of that fish which was taken on a mobile so apologies for the quality.

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Postby Tanglerat » Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:01 pm

Hi Pete,

Pity I didn't know that you were a fellow forum member when I met you when the boat came in!

I got a couple of your Pollock of Pat, mighty tasty they were too served up in a Thai red curry.


By the way, I was the guy down in the boat chatting with Pat as you guys were packing up. Grey mondeo, wife, mammy and dog along with me.

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Postby petekd » Sat Jul 02, 2005 8:55 am

Think we need to get some form of a badge or something, JD what do ya think? Glad you enjoyed the fish, there were numerous friends, relatives etc that would have ended up eating fish that night. Remember you now alright, blue jacket waiting on someone coming in with a salmon or something till you got dragged away by mammy!!

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Postby Tanglerat » Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:57 pm

Yup, that was me!

Good idea about the badge. Who do we whinge at to get it done? :lol:
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Postby petekd » Mon Jul 04, 2005 2:37 pm

Not sure who to contact so have put a post in the Club section for the head honchos to read.
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