thornback rays
Party of anglers with a fine catch aboard the "Leah" in Killala Bay.

Donal Kennedy, skipper of the Leah, reported some good angling in Killala Bay on Friday 16th, following the rough weather of last week. A party of anglers from Longford and Athlone departed from Killala Harbour, with fresh winds from the south south east, which freshened and moved to blow from the west south west. The weather did not stop the party having a good day, with plenty of fine big mackerel caught.

Early in the day a drift over sand produced 14 fine thornback ray, the best 3 were up to 10 lb.  Dabs and whiting were also boated, as well as lesser spotted dogfish (20 in total) up to 2 lb. A move to rougher ground yielded pouting, pollack and coalfish, with the best pollack of the day taken by Damien Neary, Athlone, weighing approximately 8 lb.
36′ Ocean Tramp. 180 HP Turbo FordSkipper: Donal Kennedy
Base: Enniscrone Operational area: P5. From Enniscrone and Killala within a 30 mile radius. Notes: Reef, shark wreck and general deep sea fishing. Address: ‘Atlantic Mist’, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo.
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Damien Neary Athlone, with a nice Pollack
Damien Neary Athlone, with a nice Pollack