Wicklow Boat Charters skipper Kit Dunne reports on another weekend of big catches from the Wicklow animal fishing grounds. A party of 4 from the, “Fishing Enthusiasts of Dublin”, set off Sunday morning on what turned out to be a perfect day, after North East winds for the previous few days the prospects were not very clear but certainly turned up trumps. The group who were relatively new to animal fishing were delighted with a good start to the day with Smooth-Hound and Ray in the first hour.
The tide picked up slowly but didnt stop the fish coming, Tope came during the run followed by many Bull-Huss as the strength in tide began to drop again. The day was then finished off with a hectic last 1 1/2 hours of Tope action, the dogfish went off and with a few big baits out the Tope came into their own. All in all the group caught and released, 7 Tope, 6 bullHuss, 3 Smooth-Hounds, (with only 5 peeler crab onboard), 2 Ray and over 100 Dogfish – Not bad for a days work !