The fishing this week got off to a bumpy start with southerly gales on last Friday ,the wind then veering to the southwest for the weekend.
On the Saturday the water was very heavy,just managed ,mackerel,pollack and Coalfish with a good few dogs at anchor.
The Sunday with improved conditions we ventured out to the shark grounds and to our delight landed 2 Porbeagle Sharks the heaviest 1.61M in total length,and today another landed of aprox 30lbs,other porbeagles have been landed off the west cork coast the previous week so hopefully we’ll see more of them in the coming months.
The other days good blues to 2.1M ,tagged and released and this week caught my smallest shark ever at 2lbs,must of been born a few days ago, skate fishing producing fish to aprox 100lbs.Conger to 35 lbs,Ling to 18lbs,bullhuss to near specimen weight at 13 lbs and plenty of medium pollack Coalfish and cod.
The selfdrives not having much success on the ground fishing,the water still a bit mucky from the previous gales but good pollack still being landed,a big change from last week where we had good catches of bass,Thornbacks,plaice and dabs.
Fishing with bait for bass produced some good fish to 8lbs from the boathouse area with crab the preferred method,hoping to try a few live baits this weekend.
On another note my friend and client of many years Dirk,celebrated his 49th fishing year in Ireland and he marked the occasion by landing a common skate of aprox 80lbs,congrats Derek