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Weever Fish

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    Registered Users Posts: 1,745 ✭✭✭ 6541


    I have started back surfing and am taking it a bit more serious, I usually wear booties because of weever fish. However I am getting up and turning when I don't wear booties. Opinions please :)


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  • Opinion on what?

    There evil little fish, you can be luck or unlucky? What more do you need to know?




  • Too early in the year for them yet I would think but I never wear booties in the summer. If there's a lot of them around the lifeguards will have a notice up otherwise I just take my chances. Not been stung yet anyway.




  • Got stung last year for the first time while in Lahinch.

    Worst pain since my kidney stones... but will probably not bother with booties this summer either.

    They won't be around yet though.




  • How do you treat a sting ?




  • Get a bucket...... fill it up with water as hot as you can bare. Give it about an hour.


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  • zoobizoo wrote: »
    Get a bucket...... fill it up with water as hot as you can bare. Give it about an hour.

    Not easy when you are at an isolated beach.




  • If you are really worried about the fish try 2mm reef shoes as opposed to full on booties or just don't surf at low tide




  • 6541 wrote: »
    Not easy when you are at an isolated beach.

    Try the French lifeguard trick, heat the steal of a cigarette lighter and put it directly to the sting. Defo only to be used in the most extreme situation's!!




  • pauld81 wrote: »
    Try the French lifeguard trick, heat the steal of a cigarette lighter and put it directly to the sting. Defo only to be used in the most extreme situation's!!

    Oh I like the sound of that! Iv been that solider. Nearly broke a mans door down trying to get to hot water after a bad reaction to a sting....




  • to avoid weaver fish try the following

    1) paddle out to the back of the waves, especially at low tide.
    they can't sting you on your board

    2) if you are walking out then drag your feet low along the sea bed, this will startle the fish away. you usually get stung by stepping on these fish.

    3) bring a thermos of hot water to the beach in case you get stung, if you don't get stung then make tea with the water ;-)

    stay safe


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