too early for rays in Little Kilary

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too early for rays in Little Kilary

Postby kieran » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:10 pm

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Looking at Sunday, weather will be nice, a couple of days of dry weather might allow fish inshore, wind southerly and light, only problem is HW is around mid day. Was thinking of trying to fish Little Kilary up and down from high water. Only problem is that there have been lots of poor reports from it in recent years . Is it worthwhile? Too early? Would I be better heading off to Clifden?
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Re: too early for rays in Little Kilary

Postby corbyeire » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:28 pm

id try round clifden if i was you - if one spot is dead you can move a short distance and try again - havent heard a decent report in a while from little killary
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Re: too early for rays in Little Kilary

Postby gfkelly1969 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:13 am

I heard from a lad who fished little killary last week and the fishing was poor,he didn't get any ray only whiting,dogs flounder
I didn't hear any reports from clifden but know of one small ray got in a razor drag
I never caught a ray in clifden bay before mid April,I normally fish near the boat club but if you tried out the bay in deeper water you might chance a early ray
I did hear that there were big shoals of tiny fish around the bay last week so it might bring a few bigger fish in



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Re: too early for rays in Little Kilary

Postby kieran » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:17 am

thanks guys

As I have the 14 year old with me, I will need to find a place that is fishing or I will have a "where's my xbox" teenager with me the whole day atw which point I will be tempted to drown more than the baits! ;0) Any recommendations on alternatives from Galway to Sligo welcome. I know most of the marks in Mayo and am not convinced about any of them. HW is 1 - 2 pm and its only a 2.5 to 3 metre tide. Weather is set fair. Water temperature is climbing up slowly but its much better down in Cork or Kerry, still quite cold here especially near large fresh water outflows.

The other place I was thinking about was off Erris Head on Belmullet - always wanted to try for a megrim or haddock and they've been taken there. Long walk from the car park albeit we have the benefit of the loop walk and stiles. So any recommendations very welcome. Ta.
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Re: too early for rays in Little Kilary

Postby corbyeire » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:46 pm

i have heard of lads getting rays near clifden all through the year (not this year yet mind!)

sheltered with deep water and alternatives close by - thats what id look for
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