Good shore fishing reported from the Beara Peninsula
May 8th, 2012 | by Paul Bourke
FISHING ON THE BEARA
Paul Harris reports on shore fishing in the Beara Peninsula in West Cork
Shawn, Jason and Simon arrived for their annual visit and for once this year the sun was not shining out of a blue sky with a light south westerly wind.
This year they had to put up with stromg north and north east winds and although dull it stayed fairly dry for the duration of their stay. The wind direction took out some of their favourite huss marks although they still managed fish to to 9 lbs 7 ozs. They targeted some new marks for conger and landed 25 fish with many in the low teens and topped by a 17 pounder.
Pollack were just starting to show well as the sandeel move in and they were caught on a variety of baits and methods from soft plastics to float fished wrasse with the best fish at 7 lbs 11 ozs.
Float fished crab was deadly for the wrasse with catches of more than 30 a session and although a specimen sized fish was lost at the net they still landed them to 4 lbs.
To add a little variety to the week they also caught plaice, flounder, dabs and bass.
Anyone looking for information on fishing on the Beara can contact me at email@example.com or ring me on 00 353 (0)27 60330.