Abundant fry fueling predators in Donegal Bay
April 19th, 2017 | by Myles Kelly
Stefan Martin from Killybegs Mariners SAC reports on the shore angling around Donegal Bay at the weekend…
14 April: Donegal Bay is alive with fry and sandeel and all sorts of huge pollack and flatties and coley are chasing around feeding hard. Some fantastic rod bending action from the kelp in close on the lure rods with any sandeel imitation soft plastic retrieved slow huge pollack and some lovely coley shoals and a bait rod chucked out onto the sand double hauls of dabs and chunky turbot from the depths all pictured and released back to the salt. Brilliant sport and a pleasure to be out.
17 April: Glorious weather on Donegal Bay today and a nice mix of species from the rocks. Lures tempted the marauding coleys and pollack from just above the kelp some lovely fish hooping over the lure rods into a nice arch. Congers and Ling and cuckoo wrasse fancied some mackerel hard on the bottom and a few octopus into the mix. Plenty of dabs patrolling the sand at distance it was a pleasure to be out enjoying it all once again.
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