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The season starts now

imageWith a break in the awful spell of weather we have experienced here in Ireland it was great to get out to cast a line ,the fish were small but It got the 2016 season under way,we also hauled up the lady Patricia for her annual maintanance and inspection,you can see from Sean’s smile that Santa was good to him.

Happy New Year

We wish you all a prosperous and Happy New Year,we hope to see you all back in courtmacsherry next summer for another enjoyable fishing vacation,we will be attending the Visma Expo from the 4th to the 6th March in Rotterdam,we hope to meet you there to help you plan your fishing holiday,
Regards Mark and Trish.image

Summer 2015

While the weather was poor last summer it didn’t seem to have an effect on the fishing which was generally good with most species plentiful.
Shark fishing was especially good with over 25 sharks landed in 3 hrs fishing on one occasion,we then went on to fish a nearby wreck which produced 35 ling to 20 lbs.
We would like to thank all of our clients for their continued support and especially those that have already booked for the 2016 season.
We didn’t get a chance to visit the Expo in Utrecht this year but hopefully we will attend the Expo in Rotterdam next March as it promises to be better organised with Peter Dolmen editor in chief of the Zeehengelsport Magazine driving it forward.
Please take a moment to view the gallery of 2015 and if you have any good quality pics I’d be happy to upload them on to the site,till we meet again ,tight lines,
Regards Mark and Trish

Tagging Programme

Courtmacsherry Angling actively supports the conservation and tagging programme administered by the Inland Fisheries Ireland.
The Aim of the organisation is to encourage anglers and skippers to tag many of the shark,skate and ray species around Irish coastal waters.The data gained from the tagging programme will give us useful insights into the species life history allowing for more effective management.
The latest recapture,tagged on the 22/07/2011 measuring total length 165 cm,was recaptured on the 2/11/2014 ,weighing 63kgs(139lbs)total length 210 cms in posn 1000km SW Cape Verde Islands,the shark was at liberty for 1199 days and had travelled a total of 5010 Kms.
Hopefully with the good shark fishing this summer,we can look forward to many more recaptures where the

Cork Fishing

Cork Group of Anglers

On the 29th January a Cork Group of Anglers had good Pollack and Cod fishing,it was intended to go offshore but the weather got fresh and we fished the inshore reefs,while the fish were not in double figures we all enjoyed good sport.On Monday the 31st Myself ,MarkJohn and a few friends from Cork tried one of the offshore wrecks south of the Lucy,we caught Ling ,Pollack,whiting and Haddock but no sizeable fish.

We Support Conservation

Courtmacsherry Angling actively supports the conservation and tagging programme administered by the Inland Fisheries Ireland.
The Aim of the organisation is to encourage anglers and skippers to tag many of the shark,skate and ray species around Irish coastal waters.The data gained from the tagging programme will give us useful insights into the species life history allowing for more effective management.
The latest recapture,tagged on the 22/07/2011 measuring total length 165 cm,was recaptured on the 2/11/2014 ,weighing 63kgs(139lbs)total length 210 cms in posn 1000km SW Cape Verde Islands,the shark was at liberty for 1199 days and had travelled a total of 5010 Kms.
Hopefully with the good shark fishing this summer,we can look forward to many more recaptures where the data will be put to good use by the scientists inthe Fisheries Board.

Fishing update

Last week our charter boats were fishing on the deep reefs,Sharking,inshore reefs and bassing with live bait.
Fishing on the deep reefs produced some good sport with conger to 15 kg,nice cod,Ling to 10 kg,several bullhuss to near specimen and good sized Pollack.
The shark fishing was slow at the start of last week with only 5 runs with 2 sharks landed the heaviest a fish of 2.2 metres released at the side of the boat,the other shark was aprox 20 lbs,a good bonus was a specimen garfish for Patrick foster.Later in the week the Sharking was much better with 10 runs,with 6 blues landed,the heaviest a fish of 2.25 metres with a girth of 95 cms.
Inshore we had good pollack to 10lbs using live bait,ling to 16lbs and conger to 20 lbs,mackerel still very plentiful.
The bass fishing in the Estuary has been good with the “Lady Patricia “landing fish to 11.2 lbs and fish to 8lbs from the “Lady Louise” all on live bait
The mackerel are still very plentiful in the estuary with good sport at high water from the pier and pontoon area,Regards Mark.

Indian summer!

The fishing in the Courtmacsherry area the last week has been good with shark,reef,inshore wreck and the estuary all producing some good sport for both visiting and local anglers.I don’t think that I remember a time that the bay and estuary were so abundant with sprat,Sandeel,small scad with the mackerel shoaling as far as Timoleague abbey.
Local anglers of all ages are having great sport with the mackerel off the pier with the odd bass being landed as well
Sharking has been producing some good fish to 2.24metre aprox weight 90lbs,with 14 runs yesterday managing to land 10 which were tagged and released,on the reefs pollack to 10 lbs,conger to 25lbs and bullhuss were great sport to 14 lbs,the inshore wrecks produced ling to 18lbs with blue sharks attacking the fish on the way up!
Fishing in the estuary has been good with young and old alike enjoying the mackerel fishing ,live baits for bass has not been producing so good lately probably due to the amount of feed available,but fishing on lures is producing some good fish to 8lbs.
Regards Mark.

Shark and Bass

Sharking on Sat was the last time the weather was suitable for fishing offshore,that day we landed 3 blues to 60 lbs and had some garfish just under the Specimen weight.The rest of the week we combined a mixture of fishing for pollack on the inshore reefs and anchored up for Thornbacks.
The bass fishing in the estuary has been excellent but live bait seems to be the best method as the water is very cloudy,we landed fish to 9lbs approx on both Monday and Tuesday and yesterday had fish to 6 lbs.
The new policy document on Bass fishing by the IFI makes interesting reading and the proposed new regulations will enhance this fishery so it can be enjoyed in the future,we at Courtmacsherry Angling have deceided to implement the new regulations on our charter vessels and Selfdrive boats immediately.
The weather prospects are looking better for the weekend and next week so with the tides slackening off,we hope to target Ling on the inshore wrecks and a few days Sharking as well.

Fishing news

There’s a touch of Autumn this week,with water temp well down by as much as 5 degrees and the fishing in the bay and offshore for sharks reflected this.
The Lady Patricia still managed 5 sharks to 60 lbs,and while out on the shark grounds with George Karbos on a nature trip on Wednesday we observed quiet a few around the boat but not as many as usual.
The reef fishing improved as the tides picked up and we managed some good Pollack,conger,Ling and Thornbacks from the inshore grounds.It was nice to see the juvenile anglers landing so many good sized fish this week,plenty of stories for the start of school no doubt! Mackerel are again very plentiful and with so much feed in the bay the next while should prove productive.
The Bass fishing is good at the moment with anglers having success with lures and good size fish from the estuary on live bait, and good fish on rag worm at Timoleague.