Donal Kennedy, skipper of the Leah, Killala, Co. Mayo reported on some good fishing during the week. On Thursday 24th a party of anglers from Sligo ventured out for a day’s fishing. Conditions were ideal with little or no wind. However, the fishing was slow but steady and plenty of Mackerel were caught. The group also had some fine Pollack up to 8lbs. and Ling up to 7lbs. Cod were scarce this time with just two caught up to 4lbs. Other varieties caught included Pouting, Cuckoo Wrasse, Grey Gurnard and Poor Cod.
On Friday 25th Donal skippered a party of anglers from Co. Mayo. Winds were from the South East and conditions were fine. Mackerel were scarce but the group caught quite a few over the day. Some nice Pollack (up to 6 lbs.) were also boated along with a couple of Ling up to 5lbs. Other varieties included Pouting, Cuckoo Wrasse, Poor Cod, Coalfish and Grey Gurnard. Even the skipper himself was successful, catching a fine Grey Gurnard weighing in at 600 grams just short of the specimen weight.
Markus Müller reporting.
IFI Fisheries Information Manager