Peter Cunningham from the Drogheda Angling Centre reports that sea fishing extremely difficult in the North East at the moment. Because of the difficult fishing Peter and fishing buddy John Baker from Navan decided to head south in search of some better angling opportunities. Their locations of choice was Ballyhack in Wexford and Passage East in Waterford. The lads found themselves confined to the estuary because of the high winds and high seas but despite the challenging conditions they still managed to land a few fish. The lads started session at Ballyhack fishing the last of the ebb tide. Baits of choice included lugworm and fish baits fished on a 1 up 1 down with a heavy grip lead. There were plenty of whiting, dabs, codling, flounder  to be had but unfortunately all fish were small. As there were no big fish showing, after a few hours the lads switched to the Passage East side to fish the flood tide to see if this would prove any better. The fishing was similar on this side of the estuary and they fished well into dark. A final change of location in search of better fish took them to Youghal where some whiting and codling to 3lbs were taken. With no marked improvement in the fishing and the worsening weather they decided to call it a day and cut short the trip and wait for better conditions.

If your are planning a fishing trip in the north east or further afield then why not give Peter a call or drop into him for a chat in the Drogheda Angling Centre, Boyne Shopping Centre, Drogheda. Tel: 086 4682516 Emaildrogheda.anglingcentre@gmail.com

Peter Cunningham With A Double at Ballyhack
Peter Cunningham With A Nice Double at Ballyhack
A Nice Double for John Baker
A Nice Double for John Baker
There were Plenty of Fish but All Small
There were Plenty of Fish but All Small
John With A Treble at Ballyhack
John With A Nice Treble at Ballyhack
The Lads Fished into Dark but Fishing Was Still Tough
The Lads Fished into Dark but Fishing Was Still Tough