East Cork smooth hounds?

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East Cork smooth hounds?

Postby Munstersinc74 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:43 pm

Hello fellow shore anglers - brand new to the forum here.
I am living near Ballybrannigan beach in east Cork and am looking for some advice please.
To the best of anyone's knowledge is there anywhere in east Cork that fishes well for smooth hounds or bull huss or thornbacks? Am more familar with Waterford shores but looking to try out anywhere within casting distance
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Re: East Cork smooth hounds?

Postby donal domeney » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:56 pm

I did hear of the odd smooth hound been caught off Youghal beach over the last two years. They were accidental catches they have not travelled this far west yet.
The same story in the boats in Cork harbour the odd accidental one been caught.

The east cork beaches would not be the best for huss or thornbacks
You could try Youghal beach or the Garryvoe beaches for painted ray. Both these venues are dusk to dark venues and fish very poorly in daylight. By September the painted rays will be coming on the these beaches.


Plenty of huss and thornbacks been caught in the harbour by the boat anglers
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