Michael McVeigh, skipper of the Rosguill, reports the following from the shores of Donegal:
It appears that almost all the fish off north Donegal have vanished. Mackeral which were so plentiful early this season are extremely hard to find – catching them in ones & barely that. The Rosguill spent 3 hours searching the inshore reefs a couple days ago – unbelieveably 1 single Pollack on board. The only exception is Tope which seem to have moved in numbers onto the Limeburner grounds – at least 1 month earlier than normal. Cannot understand why the fishing has gotten so bad – perhaps that we have been having either light or easterly winds for quite some time. Flummoxed!!!