When: 14/07/2021 Where: Launching from Rush, Co. Dublin Who: Myself and Ken. Duration: 12:00-17:00 High Water: 15:14 Equipment: 6ft 50lb rod, 7ft 80lb rod. Bait/Rig: Peeler Crab, Mackerel, Sandeels, Squid Conditions: Flat calm and sunny My Result: 5 Thornback Ray, 8 Dogfish Kens Result: 3 Thornback Ray, 4 Dogfish
We scouted out the weather well in advance for this session and it was flat calm and splitting sunshine as expected. We had our hopes up for our first mackerel of the season and spent the first 2 hours feathering in different spots to no avail. So we went to anchor on a sandy bank and we were straight onto dogs and ray, it was hectic fishing to say the least, at one point I even had a double shot of ray! After finishing up with 8 ray and 12 dogfish between us we tried feather again for the last hour before heading back and still nothing, no mackerel , no pollock, no coalies, very strange as this time last year we were getting loads.. Hopefully we will get them next time!