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Specimen skate and big huss for Baltimore anglers

April 30th, 2017 | by

Ian O’Shea, who guides for Bellavisa Angling Centre in Cobh, took a day out to go fishing in West Cork…

huss

Ian with a good huss, about 13lb

We had a trip with Kieran Collins last week out of Baltimore. We had some very nice huss all over 13lb. Dave Quirke had one just over 14lb.

Dave had a huss of 14lb

Dave had a huss of 14lb

I got a run first skate on, but the fish dropped it. Then, about 20 minutes after going back down I was hooked up again. It took awhile to get him off the bottom but when I did he came up slowly and with a lot of hard work. When we got onboard and measured, it was 210cm long 160cm wide.

Skate

Ian O’Shea with the first specimen skate (185lb) on Radiance this year

Not long after Kevin McG hooked a fish it ran like hell. When we got him up it looked like a shark had bitten its tail off a while back.

170lb skate

Kevin’s skate was about 170lb

 


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