Sunday 20 September 2015

Two Go Mad on the Beara

The Mighty Turdster and me arrived at the tip of the Beara peninsula in County Cork with the clear water bathed in sunshine.

Our B and B had an amazing sea view and was a couple of hundred yards from the rocks. Perfect.

In the evening we had a quick session on the rocks. However, it being Ireland, the weather had changed and it was pouring down with rain, driven in by high winds. At dusk, with us absolutely drenched, the fish went mad, many casts resulting in two or three decent sized fish on the feathers. I had mostly pollack and coalies, with The Turdster hammering big scad on the float.
Luckily the weather cleared up after a day or so and the rest of the week was generally fine with the odd shower. The fishing was as good as we hoped, every session resulting in fish of one sort or another.

The first few days we mostly lure fished and had countless pollack to 6lb plus, with a good number of coalies on bright spoons or feathers. For some reason the coalies never took soft plastic eels.
We had some cracking mackerel too.
I love makkie bashing.
Later in the week we did a bit more bottom fishing for huss and conger.
We tried maybe lots of different marks and all produced in one way or another. The hussing was fantastic.
The best bottom fishing session resulted in 19 huss and two conger between us in a short evening session.
Turdous was the top conger catcher of the week, having a dozen or so to just under double figures.
I had a nice mullet one day at Dursey, we had a shoal of forty or fifty feeding before a seal crashed into them, sending them scattering everywhere.

I also managed to catch a near 4lb wrasse on my mackeral head, cast out for conger. First time that's happened.
All in all, a great week.The Turdster was hungrier for fish than I've ever known and we ended the week happy, knackered and totally fished out.