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Cahore PointCourtown Wexford - Ireland South
Cahore which can be accessed off the R742 Gorey to Wexford Road at Ballygarret, is an increasingly popular small boat fishing centre. The local slipway can be very busy in summertime but it enables small boats to reach quality fishing for tope, smoothhound, spurdog, and various species of ray. Bass fishing in this area can be excellent with freelined sandeel providing good opportunities. Generally boat fishing is over the sand banks and gullies which are located up to 4 miles offshore, however this area should not be approached in easterly winds of force 4 or over as the water becomes very disturbed and potentially dangerous on these occasions. The best of the fishing starts in April with the arrival of predatory species such as tope and smoothound. These are followed by ray, bullhuss and dogfish. Annual returns of specimen fish from this location bear testimony to the quality of the angling to be found here. Between Glascarrig Point and Cahore lies the North Beach. Fishing around the groynes and from the jetty in summer can produce an assortment of species including bass, dogfish, smoothound and flounder. Night fishing in winter offers good sport for whiting and codling. The rocky promontory of Cahore Point enables anglers to access deeper water over sand. As the tide floods around the point it creates a back eddy which attracts feeding fish. Bass, dabs and plaice are common here and at times this location can be heavily populated with dogfish. Approximately 1km south of the point lies Ballinoulart which has produced bass to over specimen size in good surf conditions. Species: Bass, bulhuss, dogfish, flounder, tope, smoothound, spurdog and ray. Season: Boat and shore April/October. Ground Type:Generally shallow beaches broken by the rough ground at Cahore Point. Offshore the sea bed is made up of numerous gullies and sandbanks several of which become uncovered at low tide. Bait: Crab, mackerel, sandeel and ragworm in summer. Lugworm in winter. Method: All standard methods can be employed. Fishing Tip: When freelining sandeel for bass, use a baiting needle to thread line from the hook, through the eel. This prevents the bait from breaking and enhances presentation.
Address: South of Courtown, Cahore off the R742 Gorey to Wexford Road., Co Wexford, Republic of Ireland