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Teegerstk wrote:Hey, welcome to the site.
As stated above the Fish Locker and TAFishing are great youtube channels for starter info on shore fishing.
Normally, I would use a 60-80lb shockleader tied to 15-20lb mono line. As for rigs, simple two hook flappers/paternosters should sort you for most fish (dogfish, flatfish, whiting etc.) and pulley rigs for bigger fish like ray/bull huss. Size 1/0 hooks are what I normally use but I often go down to size 4s or up to 4/0s depending on what fish I'm targeting.
Fishing is all year round, with different species available to be caught in different seasons. There's no particular rig I would give for a certain season, all depends on what you want to fish for and also the type of seabed you're fishing over (sand, rocky (rough) ground, mud, etc.).
As for the marks you plan to fish, corkconian from this site put up a great video on locating/researching potential marks using maps etc:
For sandy marks, you can expect flatfish, dogfishand ray, and rocky "rough ground marks" can produce wrasse, dogfish, conger eel, pollack etc.
A good way to research marks is to arrive an hour before low tide, to see the make up of the ground you hope to fish and also to see how the area floods, for safety reasons!
This site also offers guides on bait collecting/presentation: https://www.sea-angling-ireland.org/bai ... %20lug.htm
Generally ragworm, lugworm, mackerel, sandeel, squid and peeler crab are great baits in different scenarios. The fishing tips videos will give you more of an idea of what baits to use when targeting certain fish.
I hope this helps, feel free to ask more questions, I had a ton when I started out and still do
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:23 am
MartinC wrote:Hello and welcome, I'm in north west donegal too,, Dunfanaghy,, its a fairly lean few months now for the beaches around here,, but still fish around if you put in the hours,,
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MartinC wrote:I use nautide, there's a buoy at downings and it takes the reading from that,, a lot of the apps for surfers like magic seaweed and surf forecast are very accurate too,,