Helvic Head

Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:20 am

I have to go to Waterford and am taking the boat for a few hours sharking and general fishing and because I have never been there before I was wondering has anyone fished it and any advice would be very much appreciated.

Re: Helvic Head

Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:36 am

Headed out 10 to 15 miles at 930am low tide was 630 and set out rubby dubby by 1030 and fished through to 530pm in calm water. At first there was little to no drift but after the tide changed a good drift started but no sign of any sharks. Managed to get quite a few mack, whiting and gurnard in the 180ft water. Well at least I got enough mack for my next trip which I hope is to try off Doolin and beyond the islands.

Re: Helvic Head

Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:48 am

usually when we go for blues we only go out 6 to 8 miles

Re: Helvic Head

Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:34 pm

Hoping to head off Doolin this weekend. Just trying new areas and looking at slips etc while there. Never fished the islands before but going to try again about 10 miles off for shark and after try near the islands with light gear. I will be asking on here the same questions about that area too. Thanks for the info.

Re: Helvic Head

Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:20 pm

It appears to be a rather slow shark season so far!