pullandbang wrote: »
I spent the last wo days fishing from the kayak off the Wexford Coast. Four of us out Saturday and three of us yesterday. One mackerel between us. Mind you I did have two on the line but one unhooked himself at the side of the kayak. They were a fine size too!
Bawnmore wrote: »
What type of fishing setup would you use on a kayak if you don't mind me asking?
malinheader wrote: »
I was informed today that line caught mackerel cannot be landed today by a fella on my local pier is this correct or is he mistaken.
dublinbando wrote: »
I fished over high tide this morning at the Balscadden rocks in Howth, first time going here and never again, beer cans/bottles/rubbish all over and the whole place reeked of piss. No mackerel either!
Jim from Cork wrote: »
There is no limit on recreational anglers with regards mackerel.
Usually 400 tons of mackerel quota was reserved for the "hook and line" fishery. This usually does the whole country. However the limit per trip was increased to 750kg and therefore the fishery became more viable. Also jigging machines take a lot of the hard work out of this fishing. The 400 ton inshore quota was taken up rapidly (Mainly by boats off Mayo, so I'm told.) There has been no transfer of quota from the big pelagic fishery (The national quota is around 61,000 tons) so the boats that fish for mackerel later in the year off the south coast cannot now fish as the hook and line fishery is currently closed.
Timmy O Toole wrote: »
Scary when you think of 400 tons taken from the sea just from recreational fishing alone.
No mackerel on the boat yesterday out from North Dublin, spent 3 hours looking about the place for them..
Yeah Dublin definitely has it's "spots to avoid" but there is still plenty good fishing to be had, I've caught 10 bass for far this year, my biggest being 73cm! I keep record of everything I catch on a website I made too https://lambayfishing.ie/reports.html
Spent 4 hours feathering Dublin bay side of Howth yesterday over high water, no joy, not even a pollock..
Big ones trolling in Donegal last weekend.
No mackerel in 3 hours feathering Dublin Bay yesterday
I have a few hours free on Saturday, where would be the nearest place to Dublin that has a reasonable chance of mackerel being present?
Haven't gone there in over ten years but never remember a rubbish problem, pity about the selfish fks who ruin it for everyone.
The only reports of mackerel being caught that I've seen so far this year are in Mayo, Donegal and Down with catches being especially good in Mayo & Donegal!
Spent a few hours feathering over high tide at poolbeg this evening, lots of people fishing, no one catching mackerel, the lads who were bait fishing were getting smooth hounds, dogs and wrasse..
Spent two hours fishing on the Prom in Galway around high tide with spinners and feathers and not a smell of a mack. The water temp is more than enough and there were plenty of spray around, what’s missing?