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Jul 4, 2004
I am posting on behalf of a mate who speared a couple of beauties 9lb and 14 lb he wishes to remain nameless and the spot remains a secret.
The biggest problem he had was the fish pulling off the spear when they were shot, they have very soft flesh and are very powerful, maybe a slip tip or MATC trident might be a better bet.


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All I can say is fair play to that Man:martial .
Some of our regulation regarding salmon here in Ireland border on the ludicrous:duh
It seems the fisheries boards want to make salmon fishing a privelige for those willing to pay for it:vangry
Yes , anything that swims in the sea is fair game, as far as I m concerned.I think that they were in fact escapees from a farm so He was probably doing them a favour.
They have been smoked and eaten already.
heh heh - destroy the evidence!

It is technically illegal to spearfish in the sea for salmon or seatrout in the UK. It is also illegal to spearfish at all in freshwater.

I think both should be overturned, but hey - we are supposed to support the rural economy....

....having said that, if I saw asalmon in the sea, you can be sure I'd bag it. I just don't think I could restrain myself! :D
I am not quite sure how the regulations are applied here in Ireland. I know spearing in Rivers is , shall we say frowned upon however the sea is usually fair game. I mean where these were speared you also get Triggerfish and Bass so I would imagine there shouldn't be any problems. anyway like I say these are escapees so the fishery boards should be thankful that we are cleaning them up....
Nice Fish!!

Im from a place in the states with, in alot of places, pretty clear water and nice trout which I plan on trying to tackle this coming summer....should be good. How deep did he get them in and what were the shots like? Im curious as Ive never even seen a trout (not salmon...but still not too bad)...

Thanks for the pics,