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#1 leefish23

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:12 AM

Hi, Just registered was wondering if anyone has any info on catching squid off the cork coast . I know there are squid around cos the trawlers always get them this time of year (Oct to Dec). I am going to try them from the boat next week with the clothed prawn type lures with the lead "keel" on them. Is there a method to fishing these or is it just a case of bang it out and try up and down through the water. Anyway if anyone picks this up I'd be glad of a bit of advice.
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#2 jaccil

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 11:05 PM

Hi, Just registered was wondering if anyone has any info on catching squid off the cork coast . I know there are squid around cos the trawlers always get them this time of year (Oct to Dec). I am going to try them from the boat next week with the clothed prawn type lures with the lead "keel" on them. Is there a method to fishing these or is it just a case of bang it out and try up and down through the water. Anyway if anyone picks this up I'd be glad of a bit of advice.


Hi Lee,

We do catch them on the south coast of England, and from what I have read I imagine you should be able to catch some over there. The squid aren't caught all long the coast - only in specific areas. Your best bet is to chat to some tackle shop owners in the area - they might even have squid jigs in stock. Find some deep water in an area with reefs and you should be able to find some squid.

A lot of people jig the weighted jig freely, but fishyrob (a fishing guide in Brighton) taught me to use an inline cigar float with a stop knot set to drop a squid jig close to the bottom, or at a certain depth if you want. This way you can consistently fish your jig close the the bottom without a high risk of getting snagged, or keep working the same depth of water. Unweighted jigs work best for this technique, with a bullet weight on the line (above a swivel) to get the jig to the right depth. The jig will then float around the set depth (not drop straight down) and you can jig it with motions of the rod as you slowly reel it closer. If the see is not flat, you can let the float be worked by the waves allowing you to fish two rods. A fairly stationary float covers less area though.

Also have a look at the thread regarding fishing in Ireland.

Good luck!
Jacques

Edited by jaccil, 31 October 2008 - 11:06 PM.

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#3 leefish23

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 06:33 PM

hi jacques,

Thanks for that I did have a try at anchor yesterday evening with two jigs rigged paternoster style with a weight at the bottom Id have preferred to be drifting elsewhere but weather didnt permit. Anyway no joy but hope to try when we get a break from the NE wind.
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:07 PM

Lee fish
Did you get anywhere fishing for squid?
I'm based in Dublin and am hoping to try for squid in wexford and clare this year
Nick
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Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:08 PM

Lee fish
Did you get anywhere fishing for squid?
I'm based in Dublin and am hoping to try for squid in wexford and clare this year
Nick


Hi Anselmo
Naw didnt get out anymore after that but I think its oct/nov kinda time of year they show up around so hope to try again then. Have'nt been out yet this year hope to get a start in soon.
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