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