Surprise catch @ Greystones

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Surprise catch @ Greystones

Postby florinc20 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:42 pm

Hi Lads,

Thought this surprise catch is worthwhile sharing so here goes with my first report:

Arrived at the spot last Sunday at about 9.00AM...weather quite dry even few sunny spells, not really windy. Water was calm enough...just few ripples and clear. Low tide was at quarter to 8 so I fished all way to high water.
I was targeting pollock and maybe a bass on lures.

After about an hour of fishing...I didn't had any bytes...and then a good hit on the lure and I was hooked into a nice fish. Once landed I was amazed to learn (via google) that it was actually a tub gurnard...my very first.
Kept fishing for another few hours and got a couple of small pollocks, macks (quite small though) and ...no bass. Having that tub gurnard however put a big smile on my face.

All fishes returned to live another day (except few macks that made it to dinner :D )

here are some pics...if i manage to upload them :roll:

tub_gurnard01.jpg
gurnard

pollock02.jpg
small pollock

tub_gurnard04.jpg
tub gurnard

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Re: Surprise catch @ Greystones

Postby kieran » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:46 pm

well done that is a rare capture from the shore especially so on a lure!
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Re: Surprise catch @ Greystones

Postby chuckaroo » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:22 pm

very nice! 8)
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Re: Surprise catch @ Greystones

Postby jellybait » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:23 pm

we were out off greystones in the boat on sunday and there were a good few herrings about too
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Re: Surprise catch @ Greystones

Postby lucky13 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:20 pm

nice session lad :)
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Re: Surprise catch @ Greystones

Postby ste c » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:06 pm

jellybait wrote:we were out off greystones in the boat on sunday and there were a good few herrings about too



Was there many mackeral about?
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Re: Surprise catch @ Greystones

Postby ste c » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:07 pm

Nice gurnard from the shore well done
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Re: Surprise catch @ Greystones

Postby florinc20 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:28 pm

Thanks all!

Very few macks and really small unfortunately. Wasn't using feathers though...

There were a couple of lads beside me using feathers but with little luck still.
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Re: Surprise catch @ Greystones

Postby johnwest » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:07 pm

Nice catch, tubs are a very handsome fish.
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Re: Surprise catch @ Greystones

Postby jellybait » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:17 am

ste c wrote:
jellybait wrote:we were out off greystones in the boat on sunday and there were a good few herrings about too



Was there many mackeral about?


Plenty of tiny ones , even small for joeys - tried for tope but no joy altough there was another boat out there who had a few tope
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Re: Surprise catch @ Greystones

Postby mickser » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:12 am

Lovely tub you must have close to the rocks to catch this one well done
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Re: Surprise catch @ Greystones

Postby Sweetwrasse » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:35 pm

Have had a few tubs on bait east coast but not a lure, great stuff!
It ain't easy but it sure is simple!
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Re: Surprise catch @ Greystones

Postby MinnesotaAngler10 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:18 pm

Beautiful fish!


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Re: Surprise catch @ Greystones

Postby ardinn » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:20 pm

Apparently the tubs are being caught regularly at the moment. I havnt caught any myself but a lot of reports of them from the north wexford coast!
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