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February 7th, 2017 | by

Terry O Donovan reports on the West Cork and District SAC match at Broadstrand on Saturday…

After what was a blustery week with winds reaching 50km and swells of 5 meters it was decided that the original venue in Garrylucas would be unfishable due to heavy weed blown up on the beach. The back up venue was to be the Broadstrand.
14 anglers turned out and optimists amongst us said “it should fish well”. The water was coloured and the weed was at an absolute minimum.

First comp getting underway all the lad setting up

First competition getting underway – all the lads setting up

The starting whistle went at 6pm as darkness approached and fish started to hit the hooks from the word go. Derek Kenrick and Ruairi Ganley on the middle pegs found fish in doubles and trebles at short range and put some good numbers on the cards in the first hour.
As the comp progressed everyone was catching well with Rory O Connor and Danny O Riordan aslo find their rhythm with good catches of Whiting, Coalie and Flats.
The 4 hour competition had been a busy one, so busy that no one had noticed that it was now freezing and some of the gear had frozen over.
The final whistle went and it mus be said there was some remarkable fishing all along the beach. The man of the night was Derek Kenrick who showed us all how its done by catching 41 fish and taking 1st place. A massive well done to Derek.
It finished up:

  • 1st Derek Kenrick 793 points 41 fish
  • 2nd Ruairi Ganley 538 points 28 fish
  • 3rd Joe Ganley 530 points 22 fish
  • 4th Rory O Connor 418 points 21 fish
  • 5th Danny O Riordan 398 points 19 fish

Biggest fish went to Danny O Riordan for a 29cm Flounder. Well done to him

A great night for the Westies with a total of 209 fish being caught. Whiting, Coalies, Codling, Rockling, Dogs, Dab and Smelt making up the catches.

Terry O’Donovan
West Cork and District Sea Angling Club

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