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 Post subject: Introduction - Hello!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:08 pm 
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I have just joined the forum and thought that I would briefly introduce myself..

I have done, and still do, a lot of fishing for brown trout but the sea and all things marine are really my biggest passion so SWFF holds a huge attraction for me. i have caught coley, pollack, sea trout, mackerel, cod and flounder on the fly thus far, would love to get a bass, turbot and/or mullet. Oh yeah, I am a keen fly-tyer as well.

So anyway, I have had a quick 'flick' through some topics and posts already - all looking promising and interesting - so I will look forward to hopefully learning some stuff from yous guys and, where possible, contributing what i can :)

It looks like things have been quiet enough on the forum as off late..? Do things quieten down over this time of year or has the forum been quietening down in general? - Or maybe everyone is at home tying flies and concentrating on filling boxes over the winter..? :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction - Hello!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:49 am 
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Happy New Year and welcome to the forum Charlie.

Good luck with catching Bass and Turbot this year.

The forum has been a bit slow for the last couple of years or so but there are a few regulars on here that contribute good stuff. I quite like the slow pace :)

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction - Hello!
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cheers Phil, thanks for the response 8)

yeah, if there are a few regular posters on here then it should keep an interest for me, cool
still plenty of archived stuff to have a nosy through too :) all good

i WILL get more flat fish on the fly i hope this year.. i am determined too! and maybe a bass or 2 :mrgreen:

Happy New to yourself too, and to all others on here

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction - Hello!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:12 pm 
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Bass in Antrim. I know of a couple of spots where you can get them.

Mouth of the Bann and along the beach where you park on the sand, road culrs down around and there is a big rock in front of you. Can't tell you the name of the place, I just know how ot get there, but not far from Coleraine.

Mouth of thr lough with the ferry that runs across, where the road runs past the prison.

On the east coast, where the road runs through the rocks in short arches - going south from Cushendall to Dublin, before Carrickfergus, on the coast road. Loads of boulder beaches there - had a couple of decent bass there on way back ot airport, just in my shoes stood on the rocks! There is one sandy bay with a well known picnic site, car park and toilets - small dinghy/boat park on the north end of it. That was where I caught mine.

The big sea loughs are where everyone goes - and is well known.

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction - Hello!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:49 pm 
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Thanks for that Tailing Loop

yeah im aware of those places you mention there. If you caught bass from any of those points you did very well - the bass on the N.Ireland coast are like hens teeth! i.e. bloody scarce! it could take a couple of days fishing to get a bass up this way.
far better bass fishing on the south coast of Ireland

im going to trying for one tomorrow possibly, no far from the the place that you mention - the lough mouth (Lough Foyle) that meets the big long beach near the prison at Magilligan Point. if conditions suit for the fly then i might give it a go, otherwise i might try a bit of spinning/lures.

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 Post subject: Re: Introduction - Hello!
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spill wrote:
The forum has been a bit slow for the last couple of years or so but there are a few regulars on here that contribute good stuff. I quite like the slow pace :)

yep, slow's good for me, too. although I may have been a bit too slow last year... :roll:

anyway, welcome to the forum Charlie! let's hope the weather calms down a bit so we can get on with it!
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cheers Dave

Aviemore, what a place, stunning. I spent a year in Stirling and a few years in Glasgow.
Love Scotland
wish i'd done more fishing in it though..

thats no weather for fishing at the moment! :shock: wouldnt fancy the skiing much either.. :P

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chuckaline wrote:
thats no weather for fishing at the moment! :shock: wouldnt fancy the skiing much either.. :P



nope; i spoiled it for everyone by buying a new yak... :roll: sorry! and yes, it's gonna be avalanche central for a few days yet

hoping to have a wander along the moray coast this weekend tho'. fancy trying for some flatties on a sinking line with boobys or some crab patterns.

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Wilkommen Charlie,
You will find this forum much frendlier and accommodating than others.
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Danke Simon
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