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Re: mackeral
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2011 »

Class pictures Redspud, St johns point always provides the goods for me, touch wood. I normally fish to the left of the light house before the slipway though im always being told to go just below the lighthouse but when ive done this i get dang all!  Myself and 2 mates are hoping to go there next weekend for a bit of fishing and a couple of beers, were gowin to take the tent and although it would be pretty cool to camp there we'l probably go back to 'killybegs motorhome stopover', its a nice wee campsite with showers and a pretty nice view. High tides around 7 oclock so we should stand a good chance of gettin a few.
  the st johns point i go to is the one in county down, lol although i do know the other one, my granny is from donegal, never fished there though, will have to get a go at it before the summer is over!

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Re: mackeral
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2011 »

Ah haa, it all makes sense now, when you were talking aboiut gowing to st johns point for a few hours fishing i was thinking, frig this guy must drive like a rite nutter, lol.
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2011 »

we fished st johns two weeks ago, one of us caught ten different species of fish. ling, conger, cukoo wrasse ,corkwing wrasse,ballan wrasse, pollock,pout,whiting,mackeral and poor cod. personally i had loads of ling up to 10 lbs three conger,loads of pout ,mackeral,pollock and poor cod and a lonely ballan wrasse.

its a fantastic area to fish.......from a kayak that is .
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2011 »

Ah haa, it all makes sense now, when you were talking aboiut gowing to st johns point for a few hours fishing i was thinking, frig this guy must drive like a rite nutter, lol.

 :D No comment on my driving lol, i will deffo have to have a drive up and stay overnight soon, see how I get on, is it easy enough to fish from the shore?

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« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2011 »

yeah its a doddle from the shore, theres a stone track that you can leads to the light house so you can drive along (minding the cows) and pull up on the grass beside, then just walk over to the rocks, ive never had too much of a problem with snagging on weed aroung there. Bring loads of bait! I spoke to the motor home stop over today so its 15 euro for two people.

Where abouts were you fishin from pablo?
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2011 »

we launched from the little beach on the right then paddled round ,fished right along but concentrated about 1/4 mile from the point.

the seabed has some great fish holding features and drops from 25 ft to 100 ft deep over a distance of twenty yards. drop offs like that is where you find the fish.unfortunatly for shore anglers they cant access the spots we hit and its a little too far to cast out too, maybe 150yds from the rocks.

seriously, kayak fishing is the way to go. we had pollock up to 11lb last friday up the north coast , again close to the shore but inaccessible to shore fishing.

check out the website, kayakanglingireland.com and read a few reports, you,ll be amazed.
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2011 »

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            thats the best fish photo's i've ever seen redspud,would look to take a shot like that,nice one mate

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Re: mackeral
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2012 »

Mackerel in anywhere yet?
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2012 »

Mackerel in anywhere yet?

From experience it's probably just a tad soon... Probably another few weeks then you'll start getting them at the usual haunts.

I know I'll be giving it a go soon accompanied with a coastal bivvy  :)
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2012 »

A bit early for the shore fishing, I have caught them from the start of June before, hard to beat a bit of mackerel fishing!

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Re: mackeral
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2012 »

they are in at ardglass. haad 7 on tuesday morning niceeeeeeeeeeee ;D
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2012 »

I had a go in Strangford last night but nothing biting.  Strangford is always a bit later in the year.

Going to have a go off the pier in Ballyhalbert at the weekend and will keep you posted  :)
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2012 »

I had a go in Strangford last night but nothing biting.  Strangford is always a bit later in the year.

Going to have a go off the pier in Ballyhalbert at the weekend and will keep you posted  :)

Fisherfelim is putting the boat back in the water later this week,we'll take you out for a blast at the mackeral if you want Dowser


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Re: mackeral
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2012 »


Fisherfelim is putting the boat back in the water later this week,we'll take you out for a blast at the mackeral if you want Dowser


Excellent... I never say no to an offer to go fishing.  Just let me know where and when and I'll be there.

Thanks Mourneman  :) :) :)
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Re: mackeral
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2012 »

We had a few in bangor just behind the peir last week soon as the rain goes away were goin to try a bita fishing from a kayak see how it goes lol ,
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