“Blue sharks on their way to Donegal” says Rosguill skipper
August 13th, 2012 | by Nancy Hearne
Michael McVeigh skipper of the Rosguill in Downings, Co. Donegal reports:
First days good fishing for around 3 months at Tory Island & as good Pollack as I have ever had.
Limeburner still not great but at least some fish. Tope fairly good – couple days with circa. 20 runs per day. Had a lot of Spurdog including a couple of specimens.
Porbeagles – one of over 100 pounds landed last week. Another “buzzed” a diver on one of the offshore wrecks.
Blue Sharks – several boat days were done last week from Downings, but no takes. However there were several caught this past week off south Donegal, so they are on their way.
Sand – lots of Dabs, few Doggies, few Rays. Turbot poor.
One thing which has been of interest to me since the start of this plankton bloom has been the “fact” that some species seem to be less susceptable and others more so. My experience is that species doing OK are – Whiting, Tope, Spurdog, Dabs, Wrasse. Species doing badly are – Turbot, Brill, Gurnards, Doggies.
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