Ken O’Neill reports from the Clare Area:
Sea Angling is picking up.
Shore Sea Angling is hotting up from Fanore to Lehinch. A Fanore Sea Angling Club competition last Sunday produced nice Pollack, Thornback Ray, Few Dogfish; Three Conger eels – one of which was 7lbs. Mackerel are very abundant, and in good sizes, at the moment. A lot of Sprat is being seen around the bays at present. Fanore SAC will have a Shore Angling competition next Sunday (1st July) from 1pm – 5pm, All anglers are very welcome to participate.
Kilrush – Doonbeg
One male tope weighing 36lbs was caught during the week. There was a nice weeks fishing with cod, ling, haddock caught off the Clare Coastline. When weather deteriorated, the estuary produced a 14lb Bullhuss and a 36lb Tope.
The shore angling was patchy for Bass during the week with the flood-water on the rivers entering the angling coastline. However, Mullet angling is great, with some dogfish being caught also.
Bass angling is good at Poulnasherry bay at present