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Fishing Dublin / Wicklow / Louth

Postby spandito » Mon May 14, 2018 11:07 pm

Just wondering if there is anyone here fishing Dublin bay or Rush/ Skerries area with a small boat over the next few weeks? I’m just ready to launch my recently refurbished Shetland 535 and whilst I have every faith in it and I carry a back up engine, it would be most welcome to have a few boats not only for the moral support but also looking for pointers on where i should be fishing based on recent outings over past 12 months?Plus I’m fairly new to boating in general and I do have plans to join a local club, but it would be nice to know any members here that could point me in the right direction and maybe give me an opinion of a good place to moor it during the summer? I’m thinking Rush but if anyone can advise a better place I’m all ears. Willing to go down as far as Wicklow and up as far as Carlingford. Basically anywhere within 90 minutes drive from Dublin. PM’s also welcome :-)
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Re: Fishing Dublin / Wicklow / Louth

Postby Rob Millard » Tue May 15, 2018 9:54 am

My boat will be going into Courtown Harbour (about 45 minutes from M50 - Bray) before the end of the month. You're welcome to buddy up for a trip or 2. Fishing is mostly at anchor for Tope, Smoothound, Ray & Huss.
Species 2018 : Porbeagle Shark, Spurdog, Lsd, Coalfish, Pollack, Ling, Mackerel, Haddock, Red Gurnard, Turbot, Dab, Thornback ray, Homelyn Ray, John Dory, Pouting, Ballan Wrasse, Smoothound, Tope, Bass, Bull Huss, Weaver

Species 2017 : Cod, Coalfish, Whiting, Poor Cod, Pollack, Bull Huss, Ling, Pouting, Bass, Flounder, Painted Ray, Lsd, Tope, Ballan Wrasse, Mackerel, Herring, Launce, Haddock, Thornback Ray, Conger, Plaice, Turbot, Grey Gurnard, Red Gurnard, Cuckoo Ray, Tub Gurnard, Dab, Smoothound, black goby, Scad, Cuckoo Wrasse, Megrim

Species 2016 : Pollack, Coalfish, Ling, Pouting, Tope, Lsd, Whiting, Flounder, Smoothound, Bull Huss, Corkwing Wrasse, Poor Cod, Ballan Wrasse, Cod, Dab, Tub Gurnard, Grey Gurnard, Bass, Mackerel, Common Skate, Conger, Cuckoo Wrasse, Bluefin Tuna, Red Gurnard, Launce, Blue Shark, Thornback Ray, Haddock, Painted Ray, Plaice, Turbot, Brill

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Re: Fishing Dublin / Wicklow / Louth

Postby spandito » Tue May 15, 2018 7:55 pm

Thanks very much for the reply, I am very interested. I’ve been told Wexford is the best spot for fishing alright. Is it possible to keep the boat moored there? Any idea on fees?
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Re: Fishing Dublin / Wicklow / Louth

Postby Rob Millard » Tue May 15, 2018 9:09 pm

Contact Courtown Sailing Club to see if there’s a mooring available. Cost would be less than €300 per season for your size of boat.
Species 2018 : Porbeagle Shark, Spurdog, Lsd, Coalfish, Pollack, Ling, Mackerel, Haddock, Red Gurnard, Turbot, Dab, Thornback ray, Homelyn Ray, John Dory, Pouting, Ballan Wrasse, Smoothound, Tope, Bass, Bull Huss, Weaver

Species 2017 : Cod, Coalfish, Whiting, Poor Cod, Pollack, Bull Huss, Ling, Pouting, Bass, Flounder, Painted Ray, Lsd, Tope, Ballan Wrasse, Mackerel, Herring, Launce, Haddock, Thornback Ray, Conger, Plaice, Turbot, Grey Gurnard, Red Gurnard, Cuckoo Ray, Tub Gurnard, Dab, Smoothound, black goby, Scad, Cuckoo Wrasse, Megrim

Species 2016 : Pollack, Coalfish, Ling, Pouting, Tope, Lsd, Whiting, Flounder, Smoothound, Bull Huss, Corkwing Wrasse, Poor Cod, Ballan Wrasse, Cod, Dab, Tub Gurnard, Grey Gurnard, Bass, Mackerel, Common Skate, Conger, Cuckoo Wrasse, Bluefin Tuna, Red Gurnard, Launce, Blue Shark, Thornback Ray, Haddock, Painted Ray, Plaice, Turbot, Brill

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Re: Fishing Dublin / Wicklow / Louth

Postby spandito » Wed May 16, 2018 12:24 am

Thanks very much for the info. I’ll be aiming at heading down for a look the weekend. Keep me posted on your next outing and I’ll hopefully tag along if you don’t mind?

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Re: Fishing Dublin / Wicklow / Louth

Postby Rob Millard » Wed May 16, 2018 11:49 am

You'll need 60m of anchor rope, 3m of chain, and a plough anchor or similar.
Species 2018 : Porbeagle Shark, Spurdog, Lsd, Coalfish, Pollack, Ling, Mackerel, Haddock, Red Gurnard, Turbot, Dab, Thornback ray, Homelyn Ray, John Dory, Pouting, Ballan Wrasse, Smoothound, Tope, Bass, Bull Huss, Weaver

Species 2017 : Cod, Coalfish, Whiting, Poor Cod, Pollack, Bull Huss, Ling, Pouting, Bass, Flounder, Painted Ray, Lsd, Tope, Ballan Wrasse, Mackerel, Herring, Launce, Haddock, Thornback Ray, Conger, Plaice, Turbot, Grey Gurnard, Red Gurnard, Cuckoo Ray, Tub Gurnard, Dab, Smoothound, black goby, Scad, Cuckoo Wrasse, Megrim

Species 2016 : Pollack, Coalfish, Ling, Pouting, Tope, Lsd, Whiting, Flounder, Smoothound, Bull Huss, Corkwing Wrasse, Poor Cod, Ballan Wrasse, Cod, Dab, Tub Gurnard, Grey Gurnard, Bass, Mackerel, Common Skate, Conger, Cuckoo Wrasse, Bluefin Tuna, Red Gurnard, Launce, Blue Shark, Thornback Ray, Haddock, Painted Ray, Plaice, Turbot, Brill

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Re: Fishing Dublin / Wicklow / Louth

Postby spandito » Wed May 16, 2018 6:59 pm

I’l bought 100M rope and 5M of chain last week. Was planning on buying a second anchor anyway so will take your advice. Thanks again
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Re: Fishing Dublin / Wicklow / Louth

Postby Rob Millard » Wed May 16, 2018 7:32 pm

Sounds like you’re good to go so. I have to bring my boat down from Donegal in the next week or 2. I’ll be ready then. There’s a good slipway for launching at Cahore which is only another 5 miles further south.
Species 2018 : Porbeagle Shark, Spurdog, Lsd, Coalfish, Pollack, Ling, Mackerel, Haddock, Red Gurnard, Turbot, Dab, Thornback ray, Homelyn Ray, John Dory, Pouting, Ballan Wrasse, Smoothound, Tope, Bass, Bull Huss, Weaver

Species 2017 : Cod, Coalfish, Whiting, Poor Cod, Pollack, Bull Huss, Ling, Pouting, Bass, Flounder, Painted Ray, Lsd, Tope, Ballan Wrasse, Mackerel, Herring, Launce, Haddock, Thornback Ray, Conger, Plaice, Turbot, Grey Gurnard, Red Gurnard, Cuckoo Ray, Tub Gurnard, Dab, Smoothound, black goby, Scad, Cuckoo Wrasse, Megrim

Species 2016 : Pollack, Coalfish, Ling, Pouting, Tope, Lsd, Whiting, Flounder, Smoothound, Bull Huss, Corkwing Wrasse, Poor Cod, Ballan Wrasse, Cod, Dab, Tub Gurnard, Grey Gurnard, Bass, Mackerel, Common Skate, Conger, Cuckoo Wrasse, Bluefin Tuna, Red Gurnard, Launce, Blue Shark, Thornback Ray, Haddock, Painted Ray, Plaice, Turbot, Brill

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Re: Fishing Dublin / Wicklow / Louth

Postby spandito » Wed May 16, 2018 8:33 pm

A work colleague has a mobile near cahore which he mentioned had a good slip. That sounds good to me. Hopefully the weather does us a favour!!! Looking forward to it and will keep you posted

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Re: Fishing Dublin / Wicklow / Louth

Postby Rob Millard » Thu May 17, 2018 7:53 am

https://www.google.com/amp/s/irelandfis ... ahore/amp/

A piece I did for Ireland Fishing Diaries on small boat fishing at Cahore.

I’ll give you a heads up when I’m heading out!
Species 2018 : Porbeagle Shark, Spurdog, Lsd, Coalfish, Pollack, Ling, Mackerel, Haddock, Red Gurnard, Turbot, Dab, Thornback ray, Homelyn Ray, John Dory, Pouting, Ballan Wrasse, Smoothound, Tope, Bass, Bull Huss, Weaver

Species 2017 : Cod, Coalfish, Whiting, Poor Cod, Pollack, Bull Huss, Ling, Pouting, Bass, Flounder, Painted Ray, Lsd, Tope, Ballan Wrasse, Mackerel, Herring, Launce, Haddock, Thornback Ray, Conger, Plaice, Turbot, Grey Gurnard, Red Gurnard, Cuckoo Ray, Tub Gurnard, Dab, Smoothound, black goby, Scad, Cuckoo Wrasse, Megrim

Species 2016 : Pollack, Coalfish, Ling, Pouting, Tope, Lsd, Whiting, Flounder, Smoothound, Bull Huss, Corkwing Wrasse, Poor Cod, Ballan Wrasse, Cod, Dab, Tub Gurnard, Grey Gurnard, Bass, Mackerel, Common Skate, Conger, Cuckoo Wrasse, Bluefin Tuna, Red Gurnard, Launce, Blue Shark, Thornback Ray, Haddock, Painted Ray, Plaice, Turbot, Brill

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Re: Fishing Dublin / Wicklow / Louth

Postby spandito » Fri May 18, 2018 12:32 am

Great article. Really enjoyed it and has made me want to go even more now.

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Re: Fishing Dublin / Wicklow / Louth

Postby jamesndrumcondra » Fri May 18, 2018 6:13 pm

go to rockabill if you enjoy seals robbing your catch :)
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Re: Fishing Dublin / Wicklow / Louth

Postby larsso81 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:43 pm

really enjoyed this read too , thanks rob

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