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Smoothhound and tope off Wicklow

July 6th, 2017 | by

Evan McGovern and 3 pals were out with Kit Dunne yesterday to target smoothhounds…

We arrived at the mark and we all put down crab baits.  We fished through the dogs and picked up a few nice hounds, 2 of which were specimen fish.

One of two specimen smoothhounds caught

One of two specimen smoothhounds caught

Another specimen smoothie

Another specimen smoothie

Stephen decided to try a mackerel bait for tope, even though this particular mark, was not well known for them.  Well it is now!  He landed two fish weighing in at 37 and 38 lbs.


Stephen tried for a tope and got 2 beauties

I was the next to get a run which I missed.  I made up for this by connecting with the next fish and landed a 47lb tope.  We had a few more hounds later in the day close to specimen size.


Evan’s 47lb tope

Beautiful weather, amazing fishing and a great skipper.  Nice way to spend a day.

Go fishing…

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Kit Dunne
Wicklow Boat Charters

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