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Great fishing for light line anglers in Cork Harbour

March 29th, 2012 | by

What a great day Sunday was!  Not only was the weather great but the fishing was great as well and this despite an easterly wind blowing; so much for the old adage ‘…when the winds blow from the east….’

George  Stockley with one of the many whiting he caught on the day

George Stockley with one of the many whiting he caught on the day

25 anglers turned out to fish and were whisked off to the fishing grounds in Deep Hole by the Wreck Hunter, Naomh Cartha, & Lagosta II of the Cork Harbour fleet. One of those fishing was Cobh SAC angler George Stockley who at 81 years of age put many younger anglers to shame. As Cobh SAC Treasurer, Pat O’ Shea, reports ‘…George and I have been fishing together for over 40 years and once again George has put me to the sword, so as to speak. Both of us were fishing together on the Lagosta II and George finished up with 86 fish to my 84. Mind you I wasn’t the only one shown up; the only two on board with more fish than George were Irish Home Nations Team captain, John Dennehy, and local angler Danny Kane, who last year was fishing for a place in the National Boat Team in the Fish-Offs. That’ll show you how skilled George is as an angler. Well done George!’
A total of 1578 countable fish were caught; that’s an average of 63 fish per angler. Wow!

The breakdown of fish were; 1239 whiting, 272 dabs, 7 grey gurnard, 5 tub gurnard, 37 lsd, 2 pouting, 10 poor cod, 3 plaice, 2 flounder, and 1 scorpion fish. As was the case in February, there were mackeral caught on all of the boats. However, they weren’t as prolific as they had been in that competition.
Well done, once again, to John Dennehy of Cork, who for the second month on the trot won the competition. John is currently the captain of the Ireland Home Nation Boat Angling team, and with good reason.
The top 3 are as follows

  • 1. John Dennehy, 112 fish, 1515 pts, 100.0%
  • 2. Slywester Skowronski, 95 fish, 1358 pts, 100.0%
  • 3. Martin Perryman, 71 fish, 980 pts, 100.0%

The next light line competition is on Sunday 22nd April. If you’d fancy fishing this then give Danny Kane a buzz on 086 – 8161946 or Mary Geary on 021 – 4812167 (or on email on seaangling@esatclear.ie).
Pat O’Shea
Cork Harbour Angling Hub

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