Ballycastle, Rathlin Island and The Pinnacles - Co.Antrim

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Ballycastle, Rathlin Island and The Pinnacles - Co.Antrim

Postby chuckaroo » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:42 pm

Enjoyable day out with Davy Frayne on Torra yesterday. Straight onto mackerel, then straight onto spurdog, then good numbers of pollack and ling caught over The Pinnacles.
Would thoroughly recommend Davy, hugely experienced and a solid big boat.

6 or 7 spurdog were landed in no more than 1 hour spent fishing for them.
Biggest pollack was 10.5lb and the biggest ling was 9lb.
No monsters, but a lot of fun.

With the plenty of pollack and the several ling, we also had a 3lb cod, several male and female cuckoo wrasse, ballan wrasse, some decent coley, a few doggies, and a pile of mackerel.
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First wolffish, a 35lb+ shore-caught halibut, a 20lb+ shore-caught cod, a 10lb+ coley, a 4lb+ plaice (Norway)

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Re: Ballycastle, Rathlin Island and The Pinnacles - Co.Antri

Postby Rob Millard » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:54 pm

Nice fishing Charlie!
Species 2019: Common Skate, Pollack, Whiting, Coalfish, Cod, Cuckoo Wrasse, Bull Huss, Lsd, Porbeagle Shark, Mackerel, Grey Gurnard, Thornback Ray, Plaice, Turbot, Ballan Wrasse, Dab, Smoothound, herring, haddock, Blonde Ray, Tope

Species 2018 : Porbeagle Shark, Spurdog, Lsd, Coalfish, Pollack, Ling, Mackerel, Haddock, Red Gurnard, Turbot, Dab, Thornback ray, Homelyn Ray, John Dory, Pouting, Ballan Wrasse, Smoothound, Tope, Bass, Bull Huss, Weaver, Painted Ray, Bluefin Tuna

Species 2017 : Cod, Coalfish, Whiting, Poor Cod, Pollack, Bull Huss, Ling, Pouting, Bass, Flounder, Painted Ray, Lsd, Tope, Ballan Wrasse, Mackerel, Herring, Launce, Haddock, Thornback Ray, Conger, Plaice, Turbot, Grey Gurnard, Red Gurnard, Cuckoo Ray, Tub Gurnard, Dab, Smoothound, black goby, Scad, Cuckoo Wrasse, Megrim

Species 2016 : (32)

Species 2015 : (30)

Species 2014 : (29)

Species 2013 : (34)

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Re: Ballycastle, Rathlin Island and The Pinnacles - Co.Antri

Postby corbyeire » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:13 am

wow great fishing and photos charlie - what has the red eye and iridescent skin?
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Re: Ballycastle, Rathlin Island and The Pinnacles - Co.Antri

Postby chuckaroo » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:11 pm

corbyeire wrote:wow great fishing and photos charlie - what has the red eye and iridescent skin?

Thanks. You should know that Brian..? Male cuckoo wrasse ;)
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Re: Ballycastle, Rathlin Island and The Pinnacles - Co.Antri

Postby chuckaroo » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:28 pm

A few more pics..
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Re: Ballycastle, Rathlin Island and The Pinnacles - Co.Antri

Postby corbyeire » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:05 pm

chuckaroo wrote:
corbyeire wrote:wow great fishing and photos charlie - what has the red eye and iridescent skin?

Thanks. You should know that Brian..? Male cuckoo wrasse ;)

would have thougth cuckoo, but then i didnt see a pick in the few you posted!
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Re: Ballycastle, Rathlin Island and The Pinnacles - Co.Antri

Postby johnwest » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:14 pm

Some nice fish there Chuckaroo, I see you got supper sorted!
2013 species; 31

2014 species; 27

2015 species; 28

2016 species; 32

2017 species;28

2018 species; 33

2019 species; ballan wrasse, coalfish, cuckoo wrasse, dab, dogfish, flounder, goldsinny wrasse, mackerel, plaice, pollack, poorcod, pouting, scad, sea scorpion, spotty ray, spurdog, thornback, tub gurnard, turbot, whiting.

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