Wicklow Boat Charters Skipper, Kit Dunne, reports on some recent results out of Wicklow…
WRECK fishing off Wicklow proves to be very productive in Autumn, with recent trips producing Pollock, Coalie, & Pouting in numbers. On two trips this week to the 20Nm wrecks, in reasonable weather there were plenty of Pollock to 7lb, no specimens but a nice feed for all on-board.
Some anglers opted for the simple 3-up rigs while others went gilling with shad type lures, both methods proved successful.
TOPE fishing has been excellent this week, with the big females and males in tow making an appearance most days. An afternoon session proved very successful after picking up a couple of fresh mackerel, (which proved to be the most difficult part), we then set up anchor for Tope. It wasn’t long before novice angler Alex had a massive run which produced a fine Male Specimen Tope of 155.5cm, estimated around 45lb. This was later followed by a fine Specimen of 156cm taken by experienced angler Denis Power.
Unfortunately Wednesday didn’t produce inshore with SW F5 winds putting a swell in the most sheltered parts of the Bay.
BASS fishing still proves to be productive although we still have a bit of work to do, were still picking out ones and twos to 4 and 5lb but no double figure fish yet. Watch this space.
SPURDOG should be coming to our waters now, plenty of trips planned for October thru to April for the big Specimen fish coming to our deep waters.