Corrib video

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Is there any news as to when the fishing on Corrib will be open again Suzuki? Or are you in the dark as much as all of us ? I've decided and have been given the green light by her indoors that once all this subsides if it ever does that I'm hoping to book a tip over. I was over 3 years ago and cant wait to get over again this year - hopefully.

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Is there any news as to when the fishing on Corrib will be open again Suzuki? Or are you in the dark as much as all of us ? I've decided and have been given the green light by her indoors that once all this subsides if it ever does that I'm hoping to book a tip over. I was over 3 years ago and cant wait to get over again this year - hopefully.

Paul
None of the public fishing is closed in Ireland yet, but you must stick to HSE guidelines in respect of 2km parameter and exercise time guidance.

There are quite a few of the locals who live on the lake, or well within the 2km parameter going out for a spin.
 

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Is there any news as to when the fishing on Corrib will be open again Suzuki? Or are you in the dark as much as all of us ? I've decided and have been given the green light by her indoors that once all this subsides if it ever does that I'm hoping to book a tip over. I was over 3 years ago and cant wait to get over again this year - hopefully.

Paul
I am hearing that the Irish Government will announce the continuation of the travel restrictions tomorrow . 'For another few weeks' is the term being used.
As far as I understand , they realise that that the country will have to try and get back to some form of normality at some point but will only lift the restrictions on a phased basis , if and when they determine that the Health Service will not be overwhelmed by Covid 19 cases.
We will be lucky if we can travel to Corrib by June . Overseas anglers might be longer than that.
So - no definitive answer - sorry.
As Suzuki15HP says - local anglers using the 2km rule can fish the Corrib.
 

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Thanks guys I can only dream of 'going out for a spin !' Even to my local small Stillwater as it is closed at present. Thanks again for the replies.

Good luck

Paul
 

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Boats on Anglian and ST ressies are 15 &16' feet in length and are stable enough to fish in very bad weather. Before health & safety became a feature you could take a boat out on Rutland in some hairy weather, then correctly life jackets became compulsory and now the boats are not allowed if the forecast has a wind speed of over 20 or 22 mph, gusts over that have to be allowed for but the days of setting off in to a gale are long gone and given the length and design of the Corrib boats I imagine their a lot more stable than the Rutland boats but then Corrib dwarfs Rutland so it makes sense their boats are bigger & better.
 

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Finally got round to watching it after talking to a member here about Corrib :) What a lovely film, superbly shot and encapsulating the essence of what is obviously a very special place. A few things, questions, observations from me. That almost "table top" mountain in the background dominates - anyone been up it and does it have a special significance? As mentioned by others on here, that standing up in the boats does make me nervous. Finally, is it just me but if I was in a boat on a wave like that for a few hours I'd still be in it for days afterwards with the rocking motion. Maybe I'd just need to find my sea legs.
 

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Honestly as a few others have said that was as good as flat calm. In a big blow the bow would smash in to oncoming waves sending water all over the occupants, especially the guy or girl on the engine and the difference between the peak and trough can reach 6 foot or more. And yes, if you have not been on a boat for a while even the motion of a moderate swell will stay with you after you tied the boat up but it will always be gone by the time you get up the next day
 

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Honestly as a few others have said that was as good as flat calm. In a big blow the bow would smash in to oncoming waves sending water all over the occupants, especially the guy or girl on the engine and the difference between the peak and trough can reach 6 foot or more. And yes, if you have not been on a boat for a while even the motion of a moderate swell will stay with you after you tied the boat up but it will always be gone by the time you get up the next day
I find that the swaying motion disappears as soon as I step off the boat and head to the Pub for a few pints , only to return when I leave the pub a few hours later. Strange ;)
 

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I find that the swaying motion disappears as soon as I step off the boat and head to the Pub for a few pints , only to return when I leave the pub a few hours later. Strange ;)
Do you ever get what we call “ ripple vision” after a couple of days out in windy conditions...? Try staring at one part of the floor or a carpet and you will see it moving in a wave like pattern.
 

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Do you ever get what we call “ ripple vision” after a couple of days out in windy conditions...? Try staring at one part of the floor or a carpet and you will see it moving in a wave like pattern.
Never experienced that Jimmy to be honest.
I presume you are talking about the carpet in the Pub.:)
 

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Never experienced that Jimmy to be honest.
I presume you are talking about the carpet in the Pub.:)
It kicks in after a few consecutive windy days on the water and you need to really stare hard without blinking for a good while....You can see it on a blank floor but a carpet with a pattern on it shows it up better,no alcohol neccesary.....honest..😉
 

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Do you ever get what we call “ ripple vision” after a couple of days out in windy conditions...? Try staring at one part of the floor or a carpet and you will see it moving in a wave like pattern.
That rings vague bells with me.

I am just getting back (or was trying to get back prior to CV) into fly fishing but certainly remember after a long day's fishing still casting in my disturbed sleep the night afterwards.

I also have this very occasional dream where I'm fishing on dry land, indoors, my line disappearing through the floor or carpet. Can't remember whether I caught anything :unsure:
 

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Hopefully this link works ok - I'm not the best on the computer I'm afraid.
Thought it was worth a watch so put it up for others to enjoy.
It is in Gaelic but there is a button down in the bottom right corner to turn on the subtitles.

Enjoy
Thanks for posting this. I saw it when it first aired but it was great to watch. I know Tom Doc well and was due to go up in April/May. Lovely to hear native Irish speakers, its a shame after 13 years or whatever of learning it in school I would struggle to string a sentence together.
 
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