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Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:36 pm

Went to Poolbeg this afternoon, at first tried feathering at the hotwater outflow but the smell was horrendous so I ended up walking down to the light house. 2 hours over high tide and no mackerel..

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Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:56 am

Holidaymakers and locals still pulling them in now and then from North Mayo rock and pier marks, but mostly smaller than the first wave two weeks ago.

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Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:59 am

Union Hall / Leap. Fishing trip on a charter, few miles out. Just Pollack & decent Ling, no Mackerel down here to be found last Friday.

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Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:58 pm

The middle of July and still no decent reports of mackerel on the east coast yet. What the hell is going. Are these the fruits of over fishing?

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Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:15 pm

Eoin wrote:The middle of July and still no decent reports of mackerel on the east coast yet. What the hell is going. Are these the fruits of over fishing?


It was the same last year, things didn't kick off for me until the start of August, so I'd say they'll start turning up any day now, especially with this good weather. I believe the west coast is fishing well for them at the moment though!

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Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:55 am

Had a late eve into darkness session, got 8 Pollock and ... drum roll 2 Mackerel !!! finally showing up - West Cork Sheepshead peninsula, Kilcrohane area. Im very happy now and sure a good sign. :D :D :D

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Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:59 am

Three sessions, 2 up, one down....Dunlaoighre, this week. No mackerel. Nice sunburn though.

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Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:56 am

Fished feathers from Coliemore harbour for the hour or so before high tide yesterday and Thursday. Not a bite. Was talking to a kayak fisherman who fished up and down Dalkey Sound and he got nothing either. I was getting them (off and on) as early as first week in June last year.

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Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:04 pm

Feathering at the telegraph pole in Howth yesterday 2 up 2 down, no mackerel, no pollock, no coalies..

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Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:56 pm

Half a dozen small stamp mackeral on the kayak out of Ardglass last night, one decent sized one.
All the little ones returned.

Witnessed someone come in from their session on a boat with a bucket of the small ones they had pulled in, and were then throwing in off the harbour wall feeding seals and sea gulls. Bizarre behaviour.

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Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:22 pm

No mackerel in Clogherhead this morning,but got a couple of baby Gurnard and a load of micro-whiting.

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Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:45 pm

No mackerel being caught at poolbeg this evening, lots of people trying though

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Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:18 pm

Nothing at a North Clare mark on 19.07

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Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:43 am

We had loads in Clare last week July 16... getting 4 at a time... had enough to give to friends and for the table as well as bait...
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