Salt water fly In Northern Ireland

Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:54 am


Hi all need some advice and tips.

Been at the fly a while now but read your forum and saw some dudes In Spain and USA at it. So my turn.

Need help in,

Where to fish up North Good marks. Rocks or wade from beach.
When, night or day do tides matter. Is there a season.
What to target through the year.
And what flies or any money savers.

As you can see at moment Iam a prat on a rock with a skinny stick help me stop the beachcasters laughing. (no pain meant to beachers as i used to be one.)

Re Salwater fly in NI

Sun Sep 05, 2004 8:37 pm

Have had some fun at Stricklands Glen near Bangor.. good 'off the rocks' waters that you can fish in any wind except a North Easterly..
Am presently trying to figure out whether low water half flood or full tide is best..
Using simple 9 ft with intermediate sinking line and Baby Doll type maribou flies..

alos try Pans Rocks at Ballycastle but you need to pick your tide carefully and watch out for change of wind direction
nick R Bangor & Ballycastle

Bangor ???

Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:06 pm

Hi and thank you for tips all welcome so keep them coming.

Un sure of the mark you speak of but from Belfast so know Bangor well, Can you give me some directions say from trap and tackle shop.

What have you been getting and on how many trips, in other words how well it been fishing.
I was a beachcaster freak for 10yrs now a flyman for 3yrs enjoy the fly but miss the sea a bit so best of both worlds. Do you know if salt water fly fishing is a year round thing, someone said it was good for the closed season on fly so i hope it is.

Again keep advice and tips flowing and best of sport to you.

Re: Salt water fly In Northern Ireland

Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:03 pm

pookie5488 wrote:
As you can see at moment Iam a prat on a rock with a skinny stick help me stop the beachcasters laughing. (no pain meant to beachers as i used to be one.)

hi pookie,

i live in belfast but am from killyleagh...

at start of the summer - did quite alot of fly fishing in and around bangor marina..
caught some decent fish - mostly small coalies..

dont have time to type much - but will when i have a chance...

just to let you know there are a few other SWFF'rs around your area...

Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:53 pm

Marks I believe maybe be worth a Throw with Fly during the summer are.

Donaghadee - Back of the Pier produces a few Nice Pollack, Mackeral and Coalies.

Millisle - The Monument, A Lot of dirty ground Ive had pollack and Coalies to Jellyworms so no reason for them not to take Fly.

Portaferry - The Foreshore at Portaferry is fished regularly for Sea Trout, But Im sure the Pollack and Coaly Sport would be fantastic too.

Check as well, Terry Fishes Ballyhenry with Spinners for Pollack, Some new Kelpy bits down there.

Salt water fly In Northern Ireland

Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:53 pm

Nearly any rock mark on the Antrim coast where there is enough room for a back cast. You should try Blackhead, Barrs Point, Skernaghan Point, Portmuck, Glenarm Breakwater, Dalriada Rocks, Pan Rocks and Carrick Dhu. Smaller fish should be resident around any harbour.