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September - Shark / Pollock Ullcatch Nominated Species

Postby jd » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:46 am

September - Shark / Pollock Ullcatch Nominated Species
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Re: September - Shark / Pollock Ullcatch Nominated Species

Postby jd » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:07 am

Off you go lads
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Re: September - Shark / Pollock Ullcatch Nominated Species

Postby chuckaroo » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:52 pm

ok so, i might as well be the first to get this kicked off then...

Red Bay Saturday 8/9/12

People: me, Cathal (cathalger) and Peter
Duration: 11am - 7pm
Tide: HW 16.30ish
Weather: great. sunny, but winds picked up later
Bait: mackerel
Rigs: baited feathers, pirks, paternoster, soft plastics, baited lead-heads
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we were all glad to get out on the water for a change as it doesn't happen too often. we had picked a fine day as the sun was shining and conditions looked grand. met up at 10am and were on the water for 11. we started with targeting macks and were straight into them. most were joeys but there were some decent ones thrown in too. we ended up with 9 species: cod (to 4lbs), haddock, red gurnard, grey gurnard, mackerel, doggies, coley, pollack and whiting but the best fish of the day, i hate to say, fell to me.. :wink:
it was after things had quietened down for a bit out on the open water that we had decided to hit the shoreline and try for pollack, wrasse and whatever else was about. i decided to opt for an old favourite of mine, a 6" blood-head sidewinder, and after only a few casts struck into a decent 7lb4oz pollack. well chuffed
a great day out with some nice fish kept for the pan. a good days craic and some decent fishing
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Re: September - Shark / Pollock Ullcatch Nominated Species

Postby Martin Mc Gowan » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:35 pm

Hi Cathal,
Sounds like a great days fishing, cant beat getting a nice array of fish on board.
and some nice pollock to finish of the day well done..
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Re: September - Shark / Pollock Ullcatch Nominated Species

Postby jw » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:28 am

Carrigaholt Saturday 15/9/12

People: Tommy, Brendan and jw

Duration: 9am - 5:30pm

Tide: LW 1200

Weather: SW 14-18knts

Bait: Mackerel

Rigs: 10/0 Meat hooks on wire traces

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There are huge shoals of mackerel and herring in Carrigaholt bay, they
can easily be feathered up from the pier, something which only happens
once every fifteen years or so.

Out to sea the water temperature is a bit low, just 14 degrees. Fishing
was very quiet on the bottom, one spur dog and one whiting for the whole day.

We got four shark runs, all neatly hooked in the jaw, landed, tagged and released,
the best one at 155 FL, around 50lbs. Circle hooks are not effective off the
clare coast anyway, the key is to present the bait head down with the hook
concealed inside the mackerel.


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Re: September - Shark / Pollock Ullcatch Nominated Species

Postby alby » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:39 pm

People:Bootsy & myself

Duration:

Tide:

Weather:

Bait:

Rigs:

Results:wrasse, pollock & gar




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I know the usual cliché is Carlsberg don’t do fishing sessions and all that, but we pretty much had a week of them like that down in Kerry.

I’ve being going down every year for he last 6 years or so but never had the quality of fishing we had on this trip and that’s down to 3 people –

John Sheehan from Kerry Sea Baits (http://www.facebook.com/kerryseabaits)
Out with us till all hours of the night putting us on serious fish, he also had the greatest treble shot I’ve ever seen, but that’s for another day. How he pacifies her indoors is beyond me!!

Also Martin & Eugene from Ullcatch (http://www.ullcatch.com/)
Martin has alluded to the Ray fishing we enjoyed (viewtopic.php?f=3&t=41034) and again the effort and time both gave up to help us get a few fish was incredible & we can’t thank you all enough.

Anyway, “Wexford Dave” from Killiney had to go home on Thursday evening, so myself & Fintan decided to do a little rock fishing on Friday on Slea Head in great conditions. The plentiful wrasse were very obliging to float fished ragworm , crab & jelly worms and the sport was terrific. Fintan bagged himself a big dark backed specimen on Rag that fought every inch of the way from the kelp and we were both made up to see it go 4lb 14oz.

I decided to try worry the Pollock population, so with the ever reliable green Kilty, belted it out, allowed it to touch bottom and began the retrieve, I’d normally have a hit with a few seconds of starting the retrieve, cracking sport. One cast I had no hits so was skimming the Kilty across the top when it was grabbed acrobatically by a nice Garfish, great scrap and the first time I’d landed one despite hooking many! A good day just got better.

We wanted to try a beach later on & make it back for a late pint so we gave ourselves another half an hour when my spinner was grabbed at the start of the retrieve by a serious fish, the powerful Daiwa spinning rod I was using hooped around and the tight drag I’d set still gave out line under fierce pressure. This continued the whole way in when I got a lucky break, a big swell lifted the fish over a sunken rock in front of us that I’d lost a good fish in earlier on, and it was now in a gully under our feet, I still hadn’t seen the fish and it was still pulling for the kelp.

Eventually a bronze flank turned broadside & the sun caught the fish, it was massive!
Last problem, extracting fish from said gully considering the landing net was in the boot of the car some 15 minutes away! And so started amateur night, with the two boys trying to handball a double figure fish 4 foot up a rock ledge, amazingly the fish made another dash for freedom, a sickening double crack sound meant the rod had caved in under the pressure, that could wait, I wanted a photo of this fish. How we managed to haul the fish up onto the ledge, I’ll never really know, but a swell came in and Fintan grabbed the Kilty and dragged the lip hooked fish onto the rock, usually the stupid high fives and shouting would start, but the two of us just stood there looking at the fish, “That’s a fcukin Donkey” was all Fintan said.

A few quick snaps and just to be sure, we weighed her, she indeed was a double at 10lb 3oz. Back she went, I’ll never get a bigger Shore Pollock. My phone went, it was Paul who was joining us for the weekend, “I’m in Landers, do you want anything?”

“Grab us an oul spinning rod there mate!!”
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Re: September - Shark / Pollock Ullcatch Nominated Species

Postby chuckaroo » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:02 pm

stunning fish Alby, well done!! 8) 8) 8)
(thats me beat! :( :lol: )
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Re: September - Shark / Pollock Ullcatch Nominated Species

Postby razor2 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:40 pm

Thats some pollock great fish 8)
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Re: September - Shark / Pollock Ullcatch Nominated Species

Postby jd » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:58 pm

The winner was Alby with his great pollack from the shore.
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