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Hi to you all,
Just a quick note from Ireland, where the blue fin tuna fishing is driving us landlubber beachcasters mad. In Donegal we can see the fish break just out of casting range (well about 150yds out of casting range, but you know what I mean!) and many are taken in sight of shore. But a couple of weeks ago the biggest one yet in Ireland was caught just 300yards from the shore!!
here is a link to the pic
Blue Fin Tuna
Hope to learn some new things from you all.

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Hey Richfas and fourtwenty,
Killybegs is almost the spiritual home of the new tuna fishing scene in Ireland. But as Irreland most important commercial fishing quay the charter boat and angling opportunities are often overlooked.

Although in fairness I think July is a little early for the Bluefins in that area, there is great sport to be had with blue shark and porbeagle.

4-20 would you believe that in the 70s an Irish angler (Jack Shine) took a number of porbeagle shark from the shore with a regular surf casting rod? This sort of thing is a common(ish) thing now in OZ but at the time it was quite a thing, especially in Ireland!

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Hey pike53,
The pike we have and the pike you have is the same thing. There are stil loads of big fish being caught here, as in the last few years dedicated anglers have taken to releasing every pike they catch - no matter how big or small. Those who know the waters catch loads of 20 plus fish each season.

There is a bit about Irish pike at this address

http://www.cfb.ie/Angling/pike/pike.htm

and in the links section thre are a few more Irish pike sites.

hope this helps

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Whats Garrick Islander?

As an aside the other irish tuna possiblities are albacore off the south west coast, Cork and Kerry mostly. But they are always further offshore. If the climate changes keep up I might get one off the beaches in the next few years.

Myles
 
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