West Clare Shore Angling Report by Bill Ryan

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

I had a Specimen Ballan Wrasse of 4 lbs. 13 oz. at The Bridges of Ross on 27th September. This was caught on a whole crab on a Tronix 1/0 Crab Hook weighted by 2 x 10 grm.  Olivettes.  This was followed by a week of no fishing due to a heavy swell making conditions too dangerous.

Bill Ryan with a Specimen Ballan Wrasse of 4 lb. 13 oz.

Back to The Bridges on 5th. October Anthony Page and I had some excellent Wrasse fishing. We had about 40 Wrasse between us with Anthony catching a Wrasse of 4 lb. 10 oz. just 2 oz. off Specimen! My best was 4 lb. 2 oz.  We also had Pollock on whole crab! We explored a new mark near Donegal Point at Farrihy and had Wrasse to 4 lb. an Easterly breeze meant fishing was slow.

Anthony Page with a Ballan Wrasse of 4 lb. 10 oz.

On 10th Oct. at Baltard, Anthony concentrated at first on Wrasse while I went after Pollock. I had several Pollock on Soft Plastics while Antony had Wrasse on crab. Later Anthony went after Pollock with a white Senko and had a great Pollock weighing 7 lb.

Anthony Page with a 7 lb. Pollock from Baltard.

It broke the head off the net but fortunately it was still in the net when it was recovered! See the video on our Facebook page, it’s hilarious!  https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Clare-LRF/343134899091807?ref=hl