John1 of Boat-Angling-Ireland.com reports on a recent session on Dublin Bay…
Duration: 9am – 7pm
Bait: ragworm, mackerel, launce, crab, squid
Results: 12 species. mackerel, launce, LSD, grey gurnard, whiting, dabs, pollack, coalies, ballan wrasse, goldsinny wrasse, herring, poor cod.
31/05/12 When I looked at the forecast on Tuesday they were giving light SW winds so a plan was made to launch around 830 to make a nice long day of it. On arrival we noticed the flags were in full flight with a fairly stiff SE blowing, you guessed it they got it wrong again.
Off we went and on the first drift we managed a half dozen mackerel, happy days we had fresh bait. Next stop was at my launce mark and sure enough they were there. We bagged about 20 in a few minutes so we headed into a not very sea (nice wind against tide) in search of bigger things. They didn’t oblige. All we had for our troubles were dogs more dogs and to top them off a few dabs, whiting and nice grey gurnards. At this stage we were on 6 species so we knocked the animal fishing on the head and went in search of a few species to beat last weeks 10 .
We went to the reefs and soon enough we had a bit of fun with the pollack and a couple of coalies. Next stop was in search of the poor cod and we had a few take the baits, with a surprise few herring. To finish off we went after wrasse. We managed a few ballans and a couple of goldsinny’s. At this stage we still had not manages to catch a single codling, but all in all a reasonable days fishing.
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