Max Couque, skipper of the Leaca Rua, reported on some good mixed fishing during the week when he took out a group from Dublin. Fishing the back of Inis Óirr Island they had a fine John Dory followed by plenty pollack. In total the group had eight different species including pollack, John Dory, red gurnard, poor cod, dog fish and ballan wrasse.
According to Max mackerel appeared quite early this season and were plentiful from April until June, while they seem a bit harder to get lately. Some of his guests enjoyed good pollack and cod fishing this season. The heaviest pollack of 10 lbs., so far, this year was caught by French angler Jean Claude, while Tom Kiley boated a very nice cod last week.
To book fishing in the Galway Bay area call Max on +353 (0)86 3234638 or visit www.galwayfishing.ie
Elsewhere, 12 year old Eamonn Cooke, Co. Wicklow, had a memorable day’s sea angling in Aughrus Bay where he caught a fine 5.5 lbs. cod. Well done Eamonn!
Markus Müller reporting.
IFI Fisheries Information Manager