Thornback video, Donegal Bay

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Thornback video, Donegal Bay

Postby johnwest » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:30 am

Here is some video taken underwater on one of my recent days out showing thornies, sometimes taking more interest in leads than baits!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... TPgKiS1VC8
I'm still working on how best to set up the camera so have patience.
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Re: Thornback video, Donegal Bay

Postby rushnaldo » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:42 am

Wow. That is class. Fantastic footage really enjoyed viewing that. Always found the moving bait on the drift great for rays. Amazing how long they were following it before taking and often when other rays moved in beside them they swallowed it down before others got it, also a few made a go at the lead and boom. Brilliant to watch
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Re: Thornback video, Donegal Bay

Postby lucky13 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:33 am

Cool vidjo sir... :wink:
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Re: Thornback video, Donegal Bay

Postby Determined Dan » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:24 am

Very good. John. Camera was spot on , looks a lovely mark. Is it all ray "? On that sandy ground.
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Re: Thornback video, Donegal Bay

Postby chuckaroo » Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:34 am

Very good JW, really clear picture.
i guess that the movement of the lead/trace along the bottom is purely a result of the drift of the boat..
interesting to see them diving for the bottom and trying to bury themselves once hooked.
stunning looking fish under the water too
keep em coming. looking forward to many more of these vids. :)
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Re: Thornback video, Donegal Bay

Postby nicefish » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:50 pm

cracking video John.
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Re: Thornback video, Donegal Bay

Postby Derek M » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:25 pm

good footage enjoyed viewing it
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Re: Thornback video, Donegal Bay

Postby SeanA101080 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:36 am

Great vid!
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Re: Thornback video, Donegal Bay

Postby johnwest » Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:01 pm

rushnaldo wrote:Wow. That is class. Fantastic footage really enjoyed viewing that. Always found the moving bait on the drift great for rays. Amazing how long they were following it before taking and often when other rays moved in beside them they swallowed it down before others got it, also a few made a go at the lead and boom. Brilliant to watch

Thanks rushnaldo, other footage shows them following for up to 12 mins before taking, or swimming off! The lead and boom is a big attraction, sometimes greater than the bait. I wonder is it visual or does the lead/steel swivel/saltwater have some electro-galvanic effect; sharks and rays can sense minute electric currents from prey buried under the sand.

Determined Dan wrote:Very good. John. Camera was spot on , looks a lovely mark. Is it all ray "? On that sandy ground.

Sometimes it holds dabs and occasional turbot as well as dogfish though none on this occasion.

chuckaroo wrote:Very good JW, really clear picture.
i guess that the movement of the lead/trace along the bottom is purely a result of the drift of the boat..
interesting to see them diving for the bottom and trying to bury themselves once hooked.
stunning looking fish under the water too
keep em coming. looking forward to many more of these vids. :)

Yep, I think the lead kicking up sand and possibly the noise of the bumping lead are powerful attractions.

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Re: Thornback video, Donegal Bay

Postby nemo2 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:23 pm

Brilliant mate enjoyed that could I ask which kind of camera you were useing was it a go pro or the wolf camera.
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Re: Thornback video, Donegal Bay

Postby Marco » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:25 pm

Awesome vid. watched a few more last night and what they all had in common was the amount of times the lead got hit by the fish instead of the bait.
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Re: Thornback video, Donegal Bay

Postby johnwest » Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:34 pm

nemo2 wrote:Brilliant mate enjoyed that could I ask which kind of camera you were useing was it a go pro or the wolf camera.

Thanks nemo2, it was a WaterWolf.
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