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strong tide rips

Postby Woulfec » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:12 am

Hi.
New to estuary fishing so dont know what im doing :oops:
Was fishing the shannon estuary (cappagh) last night and blanked again but one common thing i realised that i was doing that could be wrong.
When i cast out on some spots a strong tide rip may drag my lead and line 40 feet (maybe more) before finally getting a grip (but this will result in my line being super tight and still kind of stuck in a current).

do i want my bait to be in this rip or should i reel back in and cast else where?

was just thinking seems like alot of work for a fish to swim against that current to get at my bait

sorry for the annoying posts just trying to learn. any advice much appreciated :)

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Re: strong tide rips

Postby donal domeney » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:35 am

You are not alone on this one. Try fishing an hour or two around low and high water this will see less tidal run. Have a back-up plan ready to move to when the going gets too difficult to fish in.
Try not to fish these tidal waters in the bigger tides
Casting up into the tide and leaving out some slack line will often get the grip lead to turn in the tide and getting a better hold giving you an extra few minutes in the water.
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Re: strong tide rips

Postby Woulfec » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:45 pm

thank the lord for that! :) so many things to consider :roll:

i am going to try poulnasherry around LW next time im free so. hopefully get my first thornback.

thanks for all the help !
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Re: strong tide rips

Postby mickser » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:04 pm

you could try fishing neap tides until you get the hang of like spring tides there are roughly two weeks in each month that that tide is not rising or falling too much check out a tidal map for the area you are fishing and it should give the best time.Myself I always fish from low water to high water on these tides and they can be very productive.Also use pulley rigs as these hold the bottom better
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Re: strong tide rips

Postby Woulfec » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:01 pm

thanks so much for this info. im finding it very hard to figure out. but time is of the essence :D

going fishing tomorrow in a new spot in shannon estuary so will put a post up following my catches :lol:
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Re: strong tide rips

Postby gearoid mc s. » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:02 pm

Tides in the estuary are unfishable at times you really just have to try and learn when they slack off and fish accordingly at each mark.

Generally speaking fish either side of low water and that will save you the worst of the rips.
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