The season for visiting groups of fishermen from overseas is drawing to a close and the last group we had at Courtmacsherry  was a party of anglers from Boulogne sur mer in France. The weather was unsettled but we still managed to get out shark fishing and caught blues to 2.2m, the heaviest caught by Christian Chantry.  We also had blue of 1.7m for Claude Friscourt and a blue of 2m for Dominic Grenier.

Christiain Chantry with his blue shark of 2.2m
Christiain Chantry with his blue shark of 2.2m

No Luck with the skate. We have found that you need calm to moderate conditions for skate fishing.

On the inshore reefs we had good sport using jellies and live bait with good pollack to 10lbs ,cod to 12lbs, medium coalfish and ling to 14lbs.

We managed to get to the wrecks on one occasion and had 30 ling to 15lbs, cod to 12lbs, conger to 30lbs.

Inshore we had a go at the bass with live sandeel and I landed 2 Bass to 5lbs but they were the only fish we saw in 4hrs of fishing.

Dublin angler Christy Higgins with a fine Courtmacsherry Cod
Dublin angler Christy Higgins with a fine Courtmacsherry Cod

 

A Dublin group fished on the Lady Louise last Sunday the 16th October. We started first on the inshore reefs were we caught plenty of mackerel,loads of joeys which we kept alive, good Pollack and coalfish. The wind was light SW so we decided to head off to a wreck some 20 miles out, hopefully for bigger fish. Using live bait on flowing traces and strips with jellies we caught pollack and cod to 9lbs, ling to 10lbs, haddock to 4lbs and conger to 15lbs.
Mark Gannon
Lady Patricia and the Lady Louise
Two Aquastar 38′. 370 HP
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Claude Friscourt with a blue of 2m caught from the Lady Louise out from Courtmacsherry
Claude Friscourt with a blue of 2m caught from the Lady Louise out from Courtmacsherry