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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:45 pm    Post subject: Hit by shotgun pellets Reply with quote

I was talking to an angler today who told me he was recently fishing a lake in Cavan when there were several shotgun blasts in a field behind him. He said that pellets landed in the water all around him.
Many years ago I was fishing on a wet day on the rock on the far side of Lavey Lake on the Virginia/Cavan road. I had an oilskin coat on. There were a couple of shotgun blasts in the field behind me and I felt pellets hitting the hud and back of my coat. I roared out the there were anglers on the lake and heard the word sorry from the other side of the fence.
Anyone else have similiar experiences ?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Hit by shotgun pellets Reply with quote

jkchambers wrote:
I was talking to an angler today who told me he was recently fishing a lake in Cavan when there were several shotgun blasts in a field behind him. He said that pellets landed in the water all around him.
Many years ago I was fishing on a wet day on the rock on the far side of Lavey Lake on the Virginia/Cavan road. I had an oilskin coat on. There were a couple of shotgun blasts in the field behind me and I felt pellets hitting the hud and back of my coat. I roared out the there were anglers on the lake and heard the word sorry from the other side of the fence.
Anyone else have similiar experiences ?

it happened to me a long time ago on the boyne when i was fishing with my dad at oldbridge.a few shouts like 'are you f---ing blind ye c---t ya did the job
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Hit by shotgun pellets Reply with quote

jkchambers wrote:
I was talking to an angler today who told me he was recently fishing a lake in Cavan when there were several shotgun blasts in a field behind him. He said that pellets landed in the water all around him.
Many years ago I was fishing on a wet day on the rock on the far side of Lavey Lake on the Virginia/Cavan road. I had an oilskin coat on. There were a couple of shotgun blasts in the field behind me and I felt pellets hitting the hud and back of my coat. I roared out the there were anglers on the lake and heard the word sorry from the other side of the fence.
Anyone else have similiar experiences ?


I remember years ago on the Royal Canal up around Ashtown, myself and a few fishing friends were cycling along the towpath and were shot at by some people from across the fields, we all had to jump off our bikes and lay low in the tall grasses as the shots zipped through the reeds around us. We were too scared to shout at the guys just in case they were intentionally shooting at us, as this is what we all thought at the time.

We never lifted our heads out of the grass to see who it was. It was probably the best decision at the time.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was small, and Mill Hill still had an orchard and gardens I was on the Dodder and had spent shotgun pellets rain down around me and in the water where I was fishing.
Never felt in any danger at the time, just worried it was putting the fish down!

However here is a report of a terrifying fishing session had by kayak anglers in the US:
http://www.caller.com/news/2010/apr/28/fishing-trip-turns-into-a-matter-of-survival/
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