Belmullet Sea Angling Club Competition results:

Over 20 anglers took part in this year’s Open Boat International, a two day competition held over the 2nd and 3rd of June. Weather conditions were favourable and most anglers enjoyed excellent fishing over both days. There were over sixteen different species of fish landed, including pollack, coalfish, cod,  haddock, dogfish, ballan wrasse, cuckoo wrasse, grey gurnard, red gurnard, tub gurnard, whiting, dab, flounder, ling and thornback ray.

Results were as follows:

1st Greatest Variety Over 2 Days: Anthony Masterson, Belmullet S.A.C.

2nd Greatest Variety Over 2 Days:  Peter Coyne, Killala Bay S.A.C.  

3rd Greatest Variety Over 2 Days Out Of State: Paul Slater, NI

1st & 2nd Greatest Variety Junior Anglers: Matthew Walsh & Robert Barrett, Belmullet 

Heaviest Fish Saturday: Paul Slater, NI (Ling 14.75 lbs.)

Heaviest Fish Sunday: Josie Barrett, Killala (Pollack 7.65lbs.)

Markus Müller
Fisheries Information Manager