Donal Kennedy reported on another successful day onboard the Leah in Killala Bay. The party of anglers from County Longford departed Killala Harbour at 9am; weather conditions were dull and showery with winds light and northwesterly. Mackerel were difficult to locate compared to previous trips but, despite this, over twenty good sized pollack, many weighing 6lbs – 8lbs were boated, coalfish to 4lbs and ling to 5lbs as well as numerous pouting. However, catch of the day went to Benny Carolan, Drumlish, County Longford, who landed a surprise catch of a lovely megrim. The fish was weighed on certified scales once on land registering 1kg 6grms (2lbs 4oz approx). This fish well exceeded the specimen size of 0.794kg and a specimen claim form has been submitted. The Irish Specimen Committee will ratify this catch in due time and Benny will receive his first ever specimen award. Congratulations to Benny. For further information on angling in Killala Bay on board the “Leah” contact Donal Kennedy on Tel: +353 (0)96 36644, Mobile: +353(0) 868174509 or Email:

Benny Carolan, Drumlish, and his fine specimen sized megrim, weighing 1kg 6g.