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Smoothhounds?

Postby del04 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:44 pm

Just wondering if there are many Smoothhounds been caught. Never caught one and I'm contemplating planning a season to target them. No chance of catching them here on the west coast

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Re: Smoothhounds?

Postby corbyeire » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:55 pm

werent too many caught down at the masters in wicklow/wexford - but then most lads werent targetting them
get ragworm and fresh crab and get onto the north wexford beaches a couple of hours before dusk - a good starting point

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Re: Smoothhounds?

Postby Sweetwrasse » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:05 pm

Some being caught in Dublin. If you're travelling over target the bigger tides and fish high water dusk into darkness if possible although you can target them in daylight too.
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Re: Smoothhounds?

Postby Teegerstk » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:39 am

Heard of some caught very recently around Wexford.
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Re: Smoothhounds?

Postby DarrenNiall » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:33 am

Had a few small ones at poolbeg last Thursday night just before high water. Only had frozen squid for bait, no peelers available. I’m sure I would have had a few more if using crab.
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Re: Smoothhounds?

Postby Teegerstk » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:13 pm

Just to add on to my last post, was in the Waterford Estuary last night fishing and the lad down from me caught a smoothie. about 4-5lbs. On frozen peeler. How effective do people find squid for smoothies in general? I'm heading out again tonight and i cant get any more peeler. only have squid and the usual.
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Re: Smoothhounds?

Postby ste c » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:46 pm

Fresh or frozen peeler works best on our shores
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Re: Smoothhounds?

Postby Teegerstk » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:45 am

ste c wrote:Fresh or frozen peeler works best on our shores


Yeah, just found that out tonight. Used squid and blanked! Will be making a crab order tomorrow...
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