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Apologies for this lads you've probably been asked a hundred times before but could you recommend any spots around Cork with fairly easy access ( I would love to catch a ray off the shore). Also could you please advise on the availability of worm and crab baits in the shops or is it better to bring a fork.

Many thanks in advance
 

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Catchalot, thanks for taking the time to reply.Actually staying in Cork for 5 nights early September. Will have the car so will be fairly mobile
 

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Never actually stayed in Cork, normally stay further west in Baltimore
where I will be during your visit.

however, I can probably point you in the rightish direction.

try www.sea-angling-ireland.org

on the left click on shore marks, on map Cork. it will bring up
various marks within Co. Cork.

on the internet you will need Ordnance Survey - they can
supply you with decent maps.
Discovery Series no's 89 & 87 (heading west) 81 & 82 (heading east).
all are 1:50,000

Take a fork, although not really necessary mackerel seem to be sparse
in ireland at the moment. As you are staying in Cork mackerel as bait
should be available from the market.
Tackle, dont rely on tackle you require in Ireland, choice is limited
so go fully prepared.
I advise u to travel west for your fishing from Cork.
Have you tried a search on here or the SAI (sea angling ireland) site
which is the equivalent to WSF.

By the way if you are travelling to Rosslare get a priority ticket
first of the boat, saves you getting caught on irish roads behind the freight trucks
 

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hi pembsangler
you could try down by the airfeild in bantry wellknown area for huss
rays and doggies using either mackeral or squid its a good hour n half
drive from cork city
 

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Never actually stayed in Cork, normally stay further west in Baltimore
where I will be during your visit.

however, I can probably point you in the rightish direction.

try www.sea-angling-ireland.org

on the left click on shore marks, on map Cork. it will bring up
various marks within Co. Cork.

on the internet you will need Ordnance Survey - they can
supply you with decent maps.
Discovery Series no's 89 & 87 (heading west) 81 & 82 (heading east).
all are 1:50,000

Take a fork, although not really necessary mackerel seem to be sparse
in ireland at the moment. As you are staying in Cork mackerel as bait
should be available from the market.
Tackle, dont rely on tackle you require in Ireland, choice is limited
so go fully prepared.
I advise u to travel west for your fishing from Cork.
Have you tried a search on here or the SAI (sea angling ireland) site
which is the equivalent to WSF.

By the way if you are travelling to Rosslare get a priority ticket
first of the boat, saves you getting caught on irish roads behind the freight trucks
dont rely on tackle you require in ireland,choice is limited....nonsense...
dan lynch at halfway angling will cater for all your angling needs.fresh peeler crab,frozen mack and sandeel,black wraps,king rag etc etc great shop, all you could possibly need and more,plus great advice and a glowing recommendation in a recent sea angler mag... view shop at www.tackledirectireland.ie
 

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Part 1 of 2.
Further to my last reply.

Marks as follows.
Discovery Map 88.
map squares - read horizontal then vertical

Toor Pier. 28 74.
Extremely deep water. Pollack (some large)mackerel, wrasse(spinning/float fishing
conger on bottom, which is extremely rough. Small pier (no side rails)
room for only 3/4 anglers. Beautiful spot, access via single track road
(grass in middle) turn right 50 metres short to signpost for Mizen Head,
by low wall.
Parking/end turning at end of road, down the path and steps

Barley Cove,s

map 25 76 thru 24 77.
Evening/night marks, due to surfers etc.
The photo does not do it justice, easyily another half mile of beach, parking plentiful

flatties/gilt head bream/huss/ bass/mullet. The area here sandbars/gulleys change with weather, view at low tide for best location. Myself, fish just to left of river mouth.
Lugworm & clams can be dug nearby at White Strand 24 78

Large lugworm can also be dug at Toormore Bridge(opposite the church)
park in layby.
Tides as per www.planetseafishing.com Crookhaven/Mizen Head
Approx 80 mls from Cork.

part 2 to follow with photos of unfished marks (by myself) Roscarberry
heading east toward Cork
 

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dont rely on tackle you require in ireland,choice is limited....nonsense...
dan lynch at halfway angling will cater for all your angling needs.fresh peeler crab,frozen mack and sandeel,black wraps,king rag etc etc great shop, all you could possibly need and more,plus great advice and a glowing recommendation in a recent sea angler mag... view shop at www.tackledirectireland.ie
Dont be too hard on him, for anglers coming from the UK tackle shops in Ireland are very limited and the majority of lads will bring there own gear, including bait.
I have heard that halfway angling does provide a great service but it isn't a help to anglers from Clare or Galway who have really limited shops compared to the UK
 

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Dont be too hard on him, for anglers coming from the UK tackle shops in Ireland are very limited and the majority of lads will bring there own gear, including bait.
I have heard that halfway angling does provide a great service but it isn't a help to anglers from Clare or Galway who have really limited shops compared to the UK
hi baitdigger.
yes the tackle shops in the uk are far better, no question-i lived there for 10 yrs....but the reply was specifically for a uk angler coming to the cork area,not anglers from clare/galway..pembs if coming via ferry also has the option of john o briens shop in waterford..
 

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hi baitdigger.
yes the tackle shops in the uk are far better, no question-i lived there for 10 yrs....but the reply was specifically for a uk angler coming to the cork area,not anglers from clare/galway..pembs if coming via ferry also has the option of john o briens shop in waterford..
No worries, the tackle shops in cork and a few other locations are good but on the whole UK anglers go home wishing they were better prepared and had not relied on Irish tackle shops. Most of the lads from the UK that I have taken out have commented on the lack of decent shops and also the price of tackle and bait here.
 

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Tackle Shops.

My remark about tackle was not meant to be derogatory.
Uk anglers have a multitude of tackle shops in which to purchase. If you travel from southern england to sw england you
could probably choose enroute about 20 + tackle shops (250 miles)
The sea angling scene is far more advanced here, the choice is far more, as there are far more anglers.
I myself would welcome any new tackle shop opening in S. Ireland
and would support the enterprise if and when I was in the area.

Got to go, part 2 coming
 

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Tackle Shops.

My remark about tackle was not meant to be derogatory.
Uk anglers have a multitude of tackle shops in which to purchase. If you travel from southern england to sw england you
could probably choose enroute about 20 + tackle shops (250 miles)
The sea angling scene is far more advanced here, the choice is far more, as there are far more anglers.
I myself would welcome any new tackle shop opening in S. Ireland
and would support the enterprise if and when I was in the area.

Got to go, part 2 coming
The problem here is that there are not the numbers of anglers to support tackle shops in many areas. Many who says they go sea fishing mean they chase mackerel in the summer and that would be the extent of their spending, mackerel rod and reel, line leads and feathers. It would not be financially viable to run a shop just catering for the summer season. Many Irish anglers buy on line now and service is quick and probably cheaper than many shops could afford to do. imho
 

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Part 2/2.

Where was I.

Ah, Toormore Bridge, Discovery map 88. 30 86.

Onto Ross Carbery. Discovery Map 89. 36 28
Immediately springs to mind the Mullet from the Causeway.
Here fishes the unusual Irish angler pulling his hair out, you will meet
more anglers here than anywhere along this stretch of coast and some of these silver guosts grow big.

Rosscabery Pier/rivermouth/rocks. 34 28
I have fished here, somewhat mundane however it produces mackerel,
flatties and pollack of the rocks, possible Bass in rivermouth.
Access from the pier, up the stairs
along the low cliff onto rocks.
1st 2 fotos

Then onto Ownahinch Strand followed by Long Strand
next 2 fotos. Not fished here, however on my list this Sep.
Looks like it has potential, the expectation awaits:fishing::fishing::fishing::fishing:

This stretch is about 40 mls from Cork.
Tackle and fish shop in Clonakilty on the way, ask the shop owner for other places to fish. Sometimes stocks sandeels

I must add, whilst rock fishing, be careful, this is an Atlantic Coast
place yourself way above what you consider safe. There is 3,000
miles of sea with the unknown rogue wave coming towards you.
Enjoy, meet the Irish, wonderful people and they love the craic.
 

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hi catchalot
have fished long strand and ownahincha had bass of both these
stretches if you and pembs are here in sep and you fancy
a fishing session either reply to this or pm me,:fishing: the offer is there.
 

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Lads, many thanks to all of you who have taken the time to reply to my query and post pms.
I think I'll have to extend my visit by 6 months to fish all the suggested spots!
Tight lines to alll and many thanks once agian, much appreciated
 

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Dont be too hard on him, for anglers coming from the UK tackle shops in Ireland are very limited and the majority of lads will bring there own gear, including bait.
I have heard that halfway angling does provide a great service but it isn't a help to anglers from Clare or Galway who have really limited shops compared to the UK
Kickin up dust! Tut Tut Tut, get back in the hut! LOL:sun:
 

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looking at Long Strand 2nd or 3rd Sep. LT upwards, evening/night, rather a high tide 3.7/3.4m. Will be digging lug day before, have Pm'd Alfiebass with contact details.
Anyone else in for a session?? Pse PM, will be unavailable on Internet
from Sat evening 20/8 departing Emerald Isle 6th sep going :fishing::fishing::fishing:
 

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The sea angling scene is far more advanced here
maybe it used to be but last time i checked Ireland were World Champions, doesnt get much more advanced than that:happy::happy::happy:

oh yeah,
My remark was not meant to be derogatory either lol
 

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maybe it used to be but last time i checked Ireland were World Champions, doesnt get much more advanced than that:happy::happy::happy:

oh yeah,
My remark was not meant to be derogatory either lol
fish-wise we may be out front but as for tackle shops we are a decade behind still, thats why so many of us STILL send to the uk for stuff
 
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