Are mackerels still around since water temp still at 15 Deg

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Are mackerels still around since water temp still at 15 Deg

Postby simplywabs » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:45 am

Hi All,

Just wondering if macks are still around in the west of ireland since our water temp is currently playing in the 13 to 15 degrees.

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Re: Are mackerels still around since water temp still at 15

Postby keithelliott » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:06 am

My nephew caught 30 mackerel in an an hour in Wexford on Sunday, still loads about I think

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Re: Are mackerels still around since water temp still at 15

Postby rushnaldo » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:35 pm

In big numbers now close to shore in Donegal

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Re: Are mackerels still around since water temp still at 15

Postby timohcork » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:44 pm

3 of us kayak fishing inside Bere Island last Saturday had 20-30 each, not actually looking for them. I'm thinking mackerel season has changed, I'd 10 in Cork Harbour in February while looking for other fish.
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Re: Are mackerels still around since water temp still at 15

Postby ste c » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:18 pm

Any about in greystones or dunlaoghaire
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Re: Are mackerels still around since water temp still at 15

Postby eoghanb » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:26 pm

I've had mackeral in November off skerries pier,and I've caught them in January in berehaven cork,I'd say if it's deep water you have a chance year round on the west coast ,try mack strip on the bottom if there not taking lures or feathers
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Re: Are mackerels still around since water temp still at 15

Postby guts » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:18 pm

cork harbour yesterday by boat 3 people fishing only 2 macks one was tiny fishing was tuff plenty of whiteing around, a few other fish were caught pollock coalie 3 dogs but over all fishing was tuff

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Re: Are mackerels still around since water temp still at 15

Postby JOHN1 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:01 am

Still a good few around out in Dublin bay.
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Re: Are mackerels still around since water temp still at 15

Postby eoghanb » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:02 pm

Still plenty around Balbriggan ,very small though
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Re: Are mackerels still around since water temp still at 15

Postby chuckaroo » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:04 pm

There were areas of red bay stuffed with mackerel last week. A variety of sizes
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