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09-08-2009, 21:19   #46
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pollack and chips?

what bait did you use for the congors?

courtmacsharry is a beautiful place. ow much did the boat work out at degsy?
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pollack and chips?

what bait did you use for the congors?

courtmacsharry is a beautiful place. ow much did the boat work out at degsy?

All the pollack went straight back as did the congers..we kept a few ling though.
The best congers were all caught on mackerel heads..i caught two on one bait without changing it.
It cost us 60 quid each and a fiver for the rods and equipment hire..brilliant value..a top quality operation.
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I'm going to post incidental nonsense here.
Medlar Press is a beautiful website. I'd like to subscribe to waterlog magazine but its about 15 euro an edition.
welcome back pullandbang, hope to see u down in clogher with more mackeral!
i get a weekly newsletter from midcurrent.com and blueribbonflies.com which are both great, midcurrent is high tech 100% hardcore best of the best, while blue ribbon flies is a shop in Yellowstone park and is more laid back with beautiful photography.

looking forward to starting my flytying, hopefully about start of October, doing my ocd homework on it right now.

edit: and who the hell is cizia degsy?!

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today's obsession is with this site:

http://learnflytying.co.uk/the-klinkhamer.html

a flytying site run by a fine retired gentleman named Dave Cammiss. and his grandsons i guess. anyway what a great collection of videos, ideal for beginners, all on youtube too.
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looking forward to starting my flytying, hopefully about start of October, doing my ocd homework on it right now.
Thats not like you at all doc

Good luck with the fly tying. If its any help I started a few years ago by tying salmon flies on large hooks and gradually scaling back the size to trout flies.
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edit: and who the hell is cizia degsy?!
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cizia_Zyk%C3%AB

Apologies for the shaky translation.
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taking tomorrow off to go fishing.
thinking of the avonmore river near rathdrum.
or Lough Ouler near glendalough.
decisions, decisions.

hard to believe there's probably one another half dozen fishing trips for wild brown trout this year. where does the summer go?
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It was washed away in this years floods

As for the end of the season though, the mackerel were breaking last night around cork harbour. Every cloud....
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ended up fishing on the estate of that well known nationalist Charles Stuart Parnell. Bought my ticket in Gala in Rathdrum for a fiver then paid another fiver to park inside the coillte run forestry. a very beautiful place.
of course, as usual, didn't catch anything, but nothing was rising....!
still, what a location.
drove by lough Ouler in the Wicklow hills and it was completely clouded in, if i had have gone up there I would have been on the news as 'idiot gets lost in hills again'.
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OK Doc, ya got me !!!

Again ??????

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if i had have gone up there I would have been on the news as 'idiot gets lost in hills again'.
That's some lovely subtle bait presentation there Doc



The season really has disappeared. I've the next two weeks off to try and go out with a bang, I'm hoping to get some trips to L.Ree this week for a bit of of pike fishing (was watching a Mick Brown video earlier with some surface lures, dying to try some), and hopefully a few nice trout as well, and then off to L.Mask for a week. Last year it seemed to get really good this time of year, I was out trolling in the boat one evening and there was a huge number of fish rising all around which prompted me to take up fly fishing, so if all goes to plan it'll be just the same this year and I'll get to catch a few of them
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I'm just back from a days stockie bashing. Went to Lough Fadda, outside Kenmare in Co. Kerry. Brought home four 2 pounders all taken on a butcher, released two and lost half a dozen - two of which broke my 3lb leader!

All in all a good day and certainly a relief to get out after weeks of non-stop rain (even if it was after stockies! )

Hope the rest of ye manage to get out before that hurricane hits tomorrow
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just finished work so my boss is letting me off work on saturday. so this weekend will be my goodbye to the season. i think i'll try to get another lesson from the battle of britain pilot on the Boyne. or perhaps head up towards the blackwater in kells.

i'm looking for a pretty little river with a good old fashioned b&b next to it. in the kind of location suitable for a 30's Hitchcock movie. looking forward to this, will mooch around the internet for the next hour.
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jthis weekend will be my goodbye to the season.
Ah Doc, are you serious? There's another three weeks to go and theres even a few rivers open until the 12th October down south. Dont pack the rod away - shur the indian summer hasn't arrived yet!

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not by choice seafields, can't get away.
my little river the Nanny closes Sept 15th.
was going to get a lesson from the battle of britain pilot David Whitren tomorrow but his club's stretch is a foot under water.

wil try to get out another half dozen times.
going to West cork early tomorrow morning, hoping to sea fly fish near rosscarbery if the weather permits. hehe!
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