Paul Harris reports from Beara:

Over from Holland on their first visit to Ireland were brothers Andries and Bertijn van der Steenhoven with a shopping list of species they hoped to catch which were not available back home. Happily it was a case of mission accomplished for the pair as during their 4 days fishing they caught thornback ray, pollack, wrasse, conger, dogfish, mackerel and Bertijn had the best fish a Huss of  4.5 Kg and nearly a metre long. Plans were already being made for an extended visit next year.

Mike Kempster and Chris Blewett from the Uk were here to see if they could better the fine specimen plaice Chris caught last year. They did not quite manage it but did record a specimen dab of 1lb 9ozs along with pollack to 7lbs and some fine wrasse and flatties.

Also on a return visit were Stewart and Terry from Kent. Float fished rag they soon discovered was irresistable to our wrasse and they caught over 50 fish to nearly 3 pounds. They also caught huss and pollack to 5lbs.

Lower water temperatures have made the fishing start slower this year but things are now picking up well with the rays starting to show and some very good pollack and huss about.

Anyone looking for information on fishing on the Beara can contact me at [email protected] or ring me on 00 353 27 60330.

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