Charter skipper Mark Gannon reports on deep fishing for his Dutch visitors fishing out from Courtmacsherry
The last few fishing days were good with plenty of pollack and cod, and at anchor Skate, conger, ling, bullhuss and dogs.
On yesterday the 2nd July we first went Bass fishing in the Estuary where we had seen a good few fish chasing sprat near the pontoon area. We started in the morning 2 hr before LW,trolling a mix of savage lures and the red type weighted red gills we hooked and landed one fish of 2.2 kg. Other anglers in the area had more success with one landing 4 fish at low water.
We steamed out to the fishing grounds and after getting some mackerel we anchored on a reef. We caught pollack, bullhuss, ling, cod, conger and landed one skate 196cm with a wing span of 138cm, the fish was caught by Joel Koppejan after a good fight lasting an hour.
On the way home we stopped on an inshore reef for cod where we caught several fish to 5 kg.
In a new update, Mark Gannon report:
On the 4th July,while fishing from the Lady Louise out from Courtmacsherry, Keith Wright caught a Common Skate approx weight 120lbs, Keith is no stranger to ton up fish as he landed skate 2 years ago to 100lbs and also landed a porbeagle shark in the mid 70s of 225lbs, the fight with the skate lasted 2hrs 30 mins and was previously tagged. The fish was retagged and returned ,
Lady Patricia and Louise
2 x Aquastar 38′. 370 HP
Skipper: Mark Gannon
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