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Donegal shore anglers enjoy more great sport

April 30th, 2017 | by

Stefan Martin from Killybegs Mariners SAC reports on their last couple of trips to the water’s edge…


Turbot brings a smile to any angler’s face

25 April: Polar airs didn’t deter us from venturing for a short stint over the turn of the tide and we came on a shoal of turbot feeding on the edges in close as gannets dived from above into the sandeel shoals being driven ashore by pelagic fish.


Plenty of turbot were caught, all were released

Some lovely turbot were landed, the longest was 37cm, and all released back for another day, great to be on the bay watching it all kick into life again a great feeling.


You have to work through a lot of smaller fish to meet with the better pollack

29 April: Another great day out wandering the home turf of Donegal’s shores taking in the wonderful vista’s and battling some lovely fish to admire and release again back to the rich waters. Flounders and trout at distance from the rock mark and then the lure rods casting soft plastics out onto the sand and reeled slowly back the pollack would be waiting for sandeels coming in off the sand onto their kelp territory and latch on it was hold on tight as some fine fish crash dived, fantastic stuff.

Sea trout

Sea trout were equally eager to get their share of the sandeels

Most weed patches in Donegal throw up plenty of pollack, you might get over 10 fish weighing a couple of pounds for every 6 to 10 pounder good sport.


No shortage of beautiful coves and secluded beaches in Donegal

Go fishing…

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Killybegs Mariners sea angling club,  Co Donegal runs a shore league, boat competitions and angling trips around Ireland doing the sport we love.

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