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December - Cod / Dab Ullcatch Nominated Species Competition

Postby jd » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:44 am

December - Cod / Dab Ullcatch Nominated Species Competition
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Re: December - Cod / Dab Ullcatch Nominated Species Competi

Postby jd » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:50 pm

Cod and Dab reports. Off you go!
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Re: December - Cod / Dab Ullcatch Nominated Species Competi

Postby seanbah » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:59 pm

38 cm dab, not sure of the weight i say around the 1lb mark.24 caught in the wall monkstown.
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Re: December - Cod / Dab Ullcatch Nominated Species Competi

Postby samo » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:02 am

that is a cracking Dab. did you eat it?
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Re: December - Cod / Dab Ullcatch Nominated Species Competi

Postby sully » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:30 pm

I had a 34cm Dab off Inch before it weighed in at 1.2lb and that was middle of summer so the 38cm should be a bit more!
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Re: December - Cod / Dab Ullcatch Nominated Species Competi

Postby seanbah » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:43 pm

Nope catch and release, in a few years he could be a irish record :)
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Re: December - Cod / Dab Ullcatch Nominated Species Competi

Postby seanbah » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:00 pm

I never new i had to do a full report for this so here is my report enjoy :)

People: Just Myself :(

Duration: About 3 hours

Tide: LW

Weather: Cloudy

Bait: crab razor and mussel

Rigs: 1 up 1 down clipped.

Results: lots of whiting and a 38cm dab

Report : Started fishing around 1 and for the fist few cast just some nice whiting up to 40cm and some small pin whiting, Then i was looking at my rod and seen the small tap tap classic flattie bites so i decides to bring it in. reeling i there was a good enough weight so i was guessing it might be a nice fish. then i realized the fella next to me was after crossing me but i kept realling as i new it was a nice fish and then to my horror the two lines got completly tangled while the dab was hanging down the end of the wall, i put my hands over the side and lifted the line up i was not loosing this fish. got him up anyway and sorted the tangle of traces between us and measured the dab 38cm and he was chunky so i was guessing maybe 1lb then from a post above this one someone said they caught a 34 cm one and he was 1.2 lb so i guessing my one could have been more, and since the specimen weight is 1lb he must of been one delighted :D anyway i wasn't going to kill a fine fish like this one just to receive a cert or what ever you get for specimen fish so threw him back and he swam off :) maybe some day he could be a record for someone. Picture of the double shot of the dab and the whiting bellow. Thanks
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Postby tight lines » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:11 pm

myself and gitsea m headed to ferrypoint with the hope of a few good cod after a few weeks of very poor fishing and weather we arrived at low water to fish the rise witch was 11.45 pm we had fresh crab and lug for bait

fishing started of good with the cod showing from the off but only small ones to start with most fish in the mid 30s cm bracket but as the tide started to push the fish got bigger ranging from low 40s to 54 cm and about 4lb i had no scales with me mid way up the tide the fishing went very slow for a few hours untill around high water then another few cod showed up along with some good coalies overall it was good to be out and geting a few decent cod i will try again over the xmas
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Re: December - Cod / Dab Ullcatch Nominated Species Competi

Postby bhoy32 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:55 am

People:me

Duration:23.30 till 2.30

Tide:filling

Weather:light sw wind showers

Bait:crab

Rigs:pulleys

Results:1 pouting 1 cod




Report:
havent been doing much fishing lately with the poor reports its been hard to get motivated. i was fishing about an hour before i saw any sign of life got a few small bites so out of boredom i brought it in thinking i had a small codling it turned out to be a pouting of about 17cm greedy little pig managed to half swallow a big crab bait on a 5/0 hook. it was about another hour before i got another bite this time it was a decent bite no doubting it was a nice fish with the fight it put up landed a nice 62 cm cod. fished on for another hour or so without even a bite so packed up and headed home to prep my cod for the pan
happy xmas and tight lines for the new year
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Re: December - Cod / Dab Ullcatch Nominated Species Competi

Postby RockHunter » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:21 pm

Tuesday 11th December 2012
I headed to an estuarine mark near Youghal which has been fish very well for the previous few weeks and had produced some nice cod up to 6 lbs. The tide was building towards a New Moon tide, with a 4.1 m high tide scheduled for 3.50 am. Normally I would fish this location on slacker tides but I had just obtained a dozen juice peeler crabs earlier in the evening so I was eager to give it a go. The weather had been relatively calm for the previous couple of days so weed would not be a problem although I knew the strength of the tidal current would make fishing difficult once the tidal race began.
I arrived at about 11 pm about an hour after low tide. Fortunately the shore was deserted so I could set up on my favourite mark. It was a dark night and a southeasterly wind which had picked up earlier in the day has now strengthened and producing choppy swells across the estuary. The tide was just beginning to rise. I set up two rods both with 4/0 pennel pulleys baited with crab. I cast the rod on my left out straight front of me and cast the second rod diagonally across the channel but the tidal current would soon pull them up stream to my left.
It was quite for a couple of hours which was to be expected. I know from past experience that the fish move upstream with the rising tide and can suddenly show up and then be gone an hour or two later. However, unlike bass the timing of their passage up the channel has been rather random. At about 1 am, there was a strong tug on the rod on the left. I struck and felt a decent size fish on the end. As I retrieved the downward double tugs told me it had to be a cod. It fought very strongly and I had to be careful not to let it get its nose into the side of the channel, I had lost enough fish over the years at this mark which had come off as I tried to bully them out of the weed and rocks on the channel margins. Finally I could see the leader knot appearing out of the murky water, I was nearly there, a few more turns of the reels and I could see the fish splashing about in the shallow water beneath my feet. With one more hoist of the rod I eased the fish onto the shore. It was a fine plump cod of 56 cm and a weight of 5.5 lbs.
I was just unhooking the fish when I saw the tip on the other rod bouncing. I dropped the fish, grabbed the rod and struck. I was into another cod, if felt another good fish but not as strong as the first. Still it pulled strongly as I hauled it up from the depths of the channel and it was a relief to see the shockleader emerge from the water. Soon I had the fish ashore – another plump cod of 51 cm with a weight of about 3.5 lbs.
The bites died off after that as the tidal current increased in strength. My 6 oz. gripper weights were swiftly dragged up stream requiring a retrieve and recast every 10-15 minutes. At about 2.15 am I had another bite. This was not such a big fish, although retrieving against the current gave the impression it was larger until I dragged it on to the shore. It was a 44 cm cod, with a weight of a little over 2 lbs.
I was hopeful that this was the indication of a second shoal of fish. From previous and subsequent sessions at this mark there appears to be at least two shoals moving in the channel, the first shoal tends to appear early in the rising tide whereas the second shoal can appear anytime for mid-tide to close to high tide.
About half an hour later there was a sharp tug on the rod on my left. The current had dragged the bait way up to the left so the line was running almost parallel to the shore. As I struck I could feel a very strong fish pulling on the end. I realized it was going to be difficult to safely land the fish with the amount of obstacles and snags that lay along this section of the shore. I kept the rod high, and kept the fish moving, if it got half a chance the fish would dive into the channel flank and it would be impossible to get it out. I could feel strong downward tugs as the fish fought furiously. After what felt like a long struggle I had it in close, but as the shockleader emerged I could see the knot was draped with weed, there was no way it would pass through the tip eye of the rod, so keeping the line taunt I tilted the rod back towards me grabbed the line and manually hauled the violently splashing fish out of the water. It was a fine cod, 60 cm but very stocky and weighed 6.5 lbs – a new personal best!!!
With arms aching from the struggle I decided it was now time to pack up, I had work in the morning. I made my way home content with a good session, not a big number of fish but a couple of quality cod more than compensates for the low numbers.
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Cod season Winter 2013/14: 117 cod (best fish: 6.5 lbs)
Cod season Winter 2014/15: 193 cod (best fish: 4.25 lbs)

Bass Totals:
2007: 1
2008: 37
2009: 120
2010: 44
2011: 151
2012: 79
2013: 20
2014: 19
2015: 11
2016: 3

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Re: December - Cod / Dab Ullcatch Nominated Species Competi

Postby jd » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:49 pm

Closing this at 2pm tomorrow! Any reports get them up.
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Re: December - Cod / Dab Ullcatch Nominated Species Competi

Postby jd » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:08 pm

Congratulations to Frank (Rockhunter), winner of the December competition.
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Re: December - Cod / Dab Ullcatch Nominated Species Competi

Postby SirSquiglum » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:11 am

Well done Frank, some fine cod and a good report :)

Ur might even with the overall of the year aswell 8)
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Re: December - Cod / Dab Ullcatch Nominated Species Competi

Postby corbyeire » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:56 am

Thats a cracking dab seanbah at 38cm!

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Re: December - Cod / Dab Ullcatch Nominated Species Competi

Postby tight lines » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:48 pm

Nice 1frank well deserved so fine cod well done
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Re: December - Cod / Dab Ullcatch Nominated Species Competi

Postby Martin Mc Gowan » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:19 pm

Some Cracking cod landed well done to all.

Well done to you Frank, on winning the December hunt.

The Ullcatch Hoodie will be with you hopefully by the end of the month
Like wise with all other winners.

Thanks for all the entries and hope the hoddies keep you all warm during 2013.
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Re: December - Cod / Dab Ullcatch Nominated Species Competi

Postby RockHunter » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:31 pm

Martin Mc Gowan wrote:Well done to you Frank, on winning the December hunt.

The Ullcatch Hoodie will be with you hopefully by the end of the month
Like wise with all other winners.

Thanks, got it a couple of weeks ago, and tried it out for the first time during the week. Kept me warm in the easterly breeze.
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Cod season Winter 2014/15: 193 cod (best fish: 4.25 lbs)

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2008: 37
2009: 120
2010: 44
2011: 151
2012: 79
2013: 20
2014: 19
2015: 11
2016: 3

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