The Bellavista crew are gone mad on soft plastics this year. There hasn’t been a bait trip yet!!!

Last Sunday is example of the success they’re having. Owner Kevin Murphy and Malcolm Newitt took one of the self drive boats out on what turned out to be a glorious summer’s day. Taking advantage of the pleasant weather they headed off to the offshore reefs outside Cork Harbour where they had great fun targeting pollack and cod. Some fine fish came over the gunwales.

To top the day off they came back into the Harbour and targeted one of the inner estuary channels that holds a head of bass. They weren’t disappointed; a number of fine bass fell to their by now battered soft plastics.

If you’d fancy a day out on one of the self-drive fleet why not contact owner Kevin on 086 – 6029168 or check out their website

Onboard the Osprey:

Skipper Pat Condon had a gang from Greystones Ridge Angling Club onboard the Osprey last Saturday and Sunday. The weather was great last weekend, especially on Saturday. The fishing was equally as good.

Pat set the lads up on the drift on both days rather than anchoring and it paid off. Fishing the grounds in and around the Smith’s they had great mixed fishing recording over 14 species on each of the days. They had some really good cod, ling , haddock, pollack, and whiting and this made the trip most memorable.

Pictured are Tom Gray with a fine cod, Angus Stringer with a fine ling, and Sean Purcell with a good haddock.

If you’d fancy a day out on the Osprey give Pat a bell on 086 – 3622044 or check out his website on

Compliments of:

Pat O’Shea, Cork Angling Hub