Shad!! Meet?

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Shad!! Meet?

Postby jd » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:20 pm

So anybody want to meet up to catch some shad in the coming weeks?
I'll be down in Wexford at some point over the Easter weekend and St Mullins is only a hop away.

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Re: Shad!! Meet?

Postby chuckaroo » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:25 pm

Nice idea jd
have never tried for them
it's the logistics of the 4 hour drive each way though that I'd need figured out. would need some assurance of a good chance of getting a couple too, to make it worth the trip.
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Re: Shad!! Meet?

Postby mickser » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:57 pm

There's no assurance for Shad their either there or there not
tried for them over fifteen years only caught one and it was a specimen on my last cast never bothered after that
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Re: Shad!! Meet?

Postby petekd » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:24 pm

On the flip side of that, I head up most years with nothing more scientific than reports they have been caught in recent times and have never failed. Ability to cast smallish lures under the far bank helps. I’ve never been there on one of the mad evenings where they are jumping on the hooks but there are always a few stragglers around to be had in any visits I’ve had there.
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Re: Shad!! Meet?

Postby corbyeire » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:54 pm

could have my rubber arm twisted - u up for it charlie lol
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Re: Shad!! Meet?

Postby chuckaroo » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:47 am

corbyeire wrote:could have my rubber arm twisted - u up for it charlie lol


Could well be up for it Brian. Have a possible shark fishing trip lined up for the weekend but if that fails then i'd certainly consider it; could be fun to have a go for them.
Would need to get a fish or two though! What other species are in there if the shad don't show..? And is it necessary to have any permits or anything?
Is there any sign of fish showing yet does anyone know?
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Re: Shad!! Meet?

Postby corbyeire » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:58 pm

don't need permits, I see other guys fishing for course fish sometimes
another fella got a trout on a tazzie when I was there before - heard no word yet, but haven't been asking tbh
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Re: Shad!! Meet?

Postby chuckaroo » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:50 pm

Ok, ta.
Is there anyone we can ask? Would it be worth phoning the Mullichain Cafe?
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Re: Shad!! Meet?

Postby Marco » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:43 am

I am up for it John. TXT me or give a bell when you are thinking of heading down.
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Re: Shad!! Meet?

Postby chuckaroo » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:54 pm

Anyone head down? any luck?
Was reading somewhere recently that shad populations were listed as being 'vulnerable', does anyone know any more specifics?
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Re: Shad!! Meet?

Postby Marco » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:59 pm

JD did last weekend. He got one.
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Re: Shad!! Meet?

Postby jd » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:34 pm

Marco wrote:JD did last weekend. He got one.

Yes, I meant to post a pic. May try again the next Bank Holiday weekend
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Re: Shad!! Meet?

Postby gearoid mc s. » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:20 am

What tides do you fish or does it matter?
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Re: Shad!! Meet?

Postby corbyeire » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:47 pm

looks high enough in the picture, i find rising to full best - but when the turkey shoot is on, it doesnt really matter
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Re: Shad!! Meet?

Postby chuckaroo » Wed May 08, 2019 10:52 am

Corbyeire and myself made it down over the Mayday weekend. Got a few. Great trip
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Re: Shad!! Meet?

Postby corbyeire » Wed May 08, 2019 2:19 pm

super pics, got a brownie myself on the tazzie aswell. saw a guy land a 6lb pike on his 10lb line with a tiny metal lure - place was alive with flies and feeding fish, lovely spot
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Postby gearoid mc s. » Tue May 14, 2019 11:59 am

Thinking of heading down this Sunday, are they still about?
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Re: Shad!! Meet?

Postby jd » Wed May 15, 2019 10:03 pm

gearoid mc s. wrote:Thinking of heading down this Sunday, are they still about?

I think the competition is on this weekend
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Postby gearoid mc s. » Thu May 16, 2019 8:05 am

Which comp is that? will we still be able to fish?
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