Rock Marks within an hour or so of Dublin

Shore angling - everything welcome! The opinions expressed here are those of the private individuals and we accept no responsibility or liability.

Moderators: donal domeney, saltydog

Rock Marks within an hour or so of Dublin

Postby Steo2015 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:04 pm

Hi All,

Newbie here, So will be looking for advice from time time, I do a fair bit of Freshwater fishing (Coarse, Pike and Fly fishing for trout)

I'm looking to do a bit of light rock fishing for Pollock and Wrasse using soft jelly shads and worms, have caught some Pollock off the rocks at the back of Bullock Harbour, but looking to try find some other spots around the coast North or South of Dublin where I might be able to try ?

Any advice would be welcome, Thanks
Steo2015
SAI Lug Worm
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:26 pm
Location: Lucan, Dublin
Has thanked: 4 times
Have thanks: 0 time

Advertisement

Re: Rock Marks within an hour or so of Dublin

Postby kieran » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:52 pm

Howth

Start either at Sutton (31* bus) and the entrance to the path at the Red Rocks, or start at the east pier in Howth and walk up the hill, to reach the trail head. alternatively you can take a bus to the summit and work your way down from there, with the additional option of the Bailey lighthouse, just don't fall foul of the rules around CIL property. If you do a search on the "nose of howth" or check the shore marks, you should find details of how to get out ot the split rock. Scary walk. Tricky climb. Not done it in many many years. Not for the faint hearted. But then no rocks marks worth their salt are...

On the nose, there is a reef at 2 o'clock which used to hold good pollack (good for Dublin) and a very long cast due east to the water below the stacks and bird colony would get you excellent wrasse, including specimens. Crab and ragworm best baits. Lots of conger. Lots of dogs at low water.

HTH and post a report or two...

For this message the author kieran has received thanks: 2
keem (Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:33 pm), Rod Tips (Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:50 pm)
User avatar
kieran
Site Admin/Owner
 
Posts: 2345
Images: 5
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2003 11:27 pm
Location: Mayo, Ireland
Has thanked: 117 times
Have thanks: 328 times
Blog: View Blog (2)

Re: Rock Marks within an hour or so of Dublin

Postby Steo2015 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:29 am

Cool, Thanks Kieran, guess I'll have to get the hiking boots on and have a look around Howth Head, is there any fishing of note off the rocks at the Martello Tower on the Sutton side ?
Steo2015
SAI Lug Worm
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:26 pm
Location: Lucan, Dublin
Has thanked: 4 times
Have thanks: 0 time

Re: Rock Marks within an hour or so of Dublin

Postby kieran » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:48 pm

Once upon a time, at dawn, there were bass there... but I am talking decades ago. Not many but substantial. Might be worth a try, but early or very late.
Crab only. Lures might get something. Go past the Martello tower and the remains of the old RNLI boat station (if its still there!).

Your other bet is down the other end of the DART at Bray Head. No experience of it bar one trip for wrasse which involved abseiling on ropes so nothing I will be doing now! Might be worth a wander and a look. Try searching online here as there are some reports from the past...

HTH and let us know how you get on...

For this message the author kieran has received thanks:
Steo2015 (Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:54 am)
User avatar
kieran
Site Admin/Owner
 
Posts: 2345
Images: 5
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2003 11:27 pm
Location: Mayo, Ireland
Has thanked: 117 times
Have thanks: 328 times
Blog: View Blog (2)

Re: Rock Marks within an hour or so of Dublin

Postby jack01986 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:10 pm

Have a look at the rocks a bit further along the coast from Bullock Harbour towards Killiney. Some wrasse and pollock to be caught there.

For this message the author jack01986 has received thanks:
Steo2015 (Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:44 am)
User avatar
jack01986
SAI Sea Dog!
 
Posts: 819
Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:12 pm
Location: Dublin
Has thanked: 54 times
Have thanks: 44 times

Re: Rock Marks within an hour or so of Dublin

Postby Kibo37 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:27 pm

If your going to howth have your withs about you the cliffs are lethal. One slip and it’s curtains. Is it worth it


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

For this message the author Kibo37 has received thanks:
Steo2015 (Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:23 pm)
User avatar
Kibo37
SAI Lug Worm
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:52 am
Has thanked: 6 times
Have thanks: 4 times

Re: Rock Marks within an hour or so of Dublin

Postby kieran » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:00 am

There's video on youtube recent of two Polish (?) lads making their way down to the Split Rock... but no evidence they caught anything!
User avatar
kieran
Site Admin/Owner
 
Posts: 2345
Images: 5
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2003 11:27 pm
Location: Mayo, Ireland
Has thanked: 117 times
Have thanks: 328 times
Blog: View Blog (2)

Re: Rock Marks within an hour or so of Dublin

Postby mickser » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:27 am

This is how dangerous howth can be =https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znSE9uDY0yM
I have not fished in two years hoping to change that this year with anything ?
User avatar
mickser
SAI Hammerhead
 
Posts: 319
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:45 pm
Location: dublin north
Has thanked: 170 times
Have thanks: 99 times
Blog: View Blog (2)

Re: Rock Marks within an hour or so of Dublin

Postby sea serpant » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:35 pm

The rocks and kelp at killiney can throw up big wrasse and pollock to lures or rag or crab with the chance of bass at this time of year and you fish off a beach into foul ground so no dangerous cliff hikes

For this message the author sea serpant has received thanks:
Steo2015 (Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:49 pm)
User avatar
sea serpant
SAI Sea Dog!
 
Posts: 644
Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:30 pm
Location: finglas north dublin
Has thanked: 119 times
Have thanks: 103 times
Blog: View Blog (1)


Return to Shore Angling Q&A / Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Camcolite and 0 guests