2017 Macks!

Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:12 pm

Over the weekend I intended to take full advantage of the slack winds and take the kayak out for a few hours on Sat and Sun Unfortunately when i looked out the window Sat morning there was a thick blanket of fog covering the coast. Regardless of the fog i packed up my gear and headed off! I launched close to Clonea and headed out about a km to rough ground. Spent about 2 hours bottom fishing with frozen mack only managing to pick up 5-6 mackerel!

Same story again Sunday morning, thick blanket of fog hugging the coast so i launched @ Helvick and headed out around the head land. As soon as i passed the head i was greeted by a solitary dolphin passing within 10 meters. I headed out to where i wanted to fish and dropped the fresh mack caught the day before. it was incredible within the 2 hours i spent i must of seen 100+ dolphins ( unless it was the same pod swimming around me :lol: ) but as great as it was seeing all the dolphins at close range it didnt make up for the blank!

Whats the best way to upload videos???

Re: 2017 Macks!

Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:38 pm

best to upload to youtube and link - nice to see the macks still around - got them off the rocks in Keem Bay in February one year, not so long ago...

Re: 2017 Macks!

Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:52 pm

Cheers! Links to vids below, quality is only ok as i forgot my gopro and had to very gingerly video with my phone






I was surprised to see the macks were still there mostly because there has being a pair of trawlers pillaging the harbor with the last few days apparently fishing for sardines

Re: 2017 Macks!

Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:57 pm


Re: 2017 Macks!

Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:24 pm

Nice, looked like a nice day for it as well.

Re: 2017 Macks!

Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:37 pm

We were out off Malin head on Saturday and saw some dolphins too. No Mackerel though :(

Re: 2017 Macks!

Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:47 pm

Had a few trips out of culdaff over Christmas Rob. We got a few herring, lounce, a lot of small coalie and one small cod. Still, we will retourn in summer, magic spot!

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Re: 2017 Macks!

Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:13 pm

It's a special part of the country alright ninted.

Re: 2017 Macks!

Fri May 05, 2017 10:58 pm

Out on Tuesday from greystones had 6 mackerel. . :D