19 March 2010

19 03 2010

Im just having a look at the tides and weather forecast here for the weekend, trying to come up with a plan of attack….

If we bait fish into the rising tide this weekend on a certain mark this week end, I bet my hat that we would get some great fishing…

Then again I want to get out on the lures regardless of the conditions !

The weather is looking fairly confused for the next few days so that cancels any boat ideas …with no consistency showing until the back end of Sunday with the winds swinging Southerly.

Emmmmm….

 

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19 03 2010
Rob

Hi guys, I am new to fishing and am just loking for a few tips maybe on times to go, were the best spots, and what bait to use, any information would be greatly appriciated.

20 03 2010
dannymeagher

Hello Rob,

What kind of fishing are you taking up? Shore, Boat, Bait, Lure etc ?
Any particular species you wish to fish for?
We can give plenty of tips, but it will depend on what type of fishing your interested in.

Danny.

20 03 2010
Rob

Hi danny

Thanks for getting back.
I am looking to take up fishing off the beach, Am not sure what type of fish i am looking to catch. I am told that bass is what i would catch this time of year,
It doesnt really bother me at the min what i catch, just want to get out and feel the excitment of catching fish.

20 03 2010
dannymeagher

No problem Rob,

What is the general area you would most likely be fishing?
The area will generally dictate what species and tatics you will most likely encounter and use.

Danny.

20 03 2010
Rob

I live in the kilmuckridge area, so anywhere between courtown and curracloe would be the most likely places i would go…

22 03 2010
dannymeagher

Hello Rob.

Apologies for the late reply, I had to reinstall windows on the computer, its been playing up a bit lately.

Anyway, yes you live in a great fishing area. All the beaches around Kilmuckridge will produce some good fishing generally from May on.
Starting off I would advise fishing a good rising tide, using a 3 hook Patnernoster/Flapper hook sizes varying up to 2/0 for the smaller species.
Cast no further than 40 yards, and vary your distance if your not getting any ‘bites’.
Bait, fresh is your best option, Peeler crab, Lug/Rag worm. If fresh cannot be obtained try frozen crab, black Lug, sandeels, squid, Razor, Mackerel.
Mix your baits on the hooks to form cock tails and see what combination works best.
For slightly larger fish try fishing into a rising tide at night with larger baits mounted on a pulley rig. Again distance is not cruicial but dont be afraid to vary. Hook sizes from 2/0 to 4/0 will suffice and stay close to your rod, Ive seen many a rod been dragged into the water up that neck of the woods !

Species you will most likely encounter: Flounder, Dabs, Rockling, Whitning, Codling, Smooth Hound, Bass, Coal Fish.

This is a very general overview, I would advise you to take a look on the Sea Angling Ireland Forum. There is alot of excellent information there and ready to read, just use the search function and away you go 🙂

The link for the forum can be found on the Home Page of my Blog.

I hope this helps to some degree.

Danny.

22 03 2010
Rob

Hi Danny

I will take your advice and hopefully will start catching soon.
Thanks for all your help

Rob




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