Tralee Bay Sea Angling club reports on Banna Bay competition:
The competition was fished from 2.30pm to 6.30pm on a relatively slack tide (3.3m) – high water was at circa 1.30pm.
The weather so far this season has not been kind to us with competitors often having to endure awful conditions during our competitions. It was therefore something of a relief when the showers piling in from the Atlantic during the morning relented offering bright skies overhead and a gentle breeze as anglers arrived at the venue.
The day had also brought out families to the beach and as always passers-by were interested to learn of the species likely to be caught and the methods used. Such encounters provide a great opportunity to promote the club and to explain our conservation policies to members of the public.
Given the bright overhead conditions it was no surprise that the fishing was ‘scratchy’ with flounder and small turbot making up the bulk of the catch. However, as the day progressed, and with the arrival of cloud cover, stingray made a welcome appearance.
The presentation took place in the Abbey Bar, Ardfert where competitors enjoyed fine hospitality.
Only 16 anglers took part in the competition and they recorded 42 fish.
1st: Eugene Farrelly 172 pts
2nd: Aidan O’Sullivan 97 pts
3rd: Colm McDaid 85 pts
1st: Finn Healy
2nd: Gavin Stack
Biggest Round fish : Colm McDaid Stingray 47 cms
Biggest Flat fish : Eugene Farrelly Flounder 30 cms
Supporters Pool : Conor Dwyer
Compliments of : Tralee Bay Sea Angling Club