Skipper of the Leah, Donal Kennedy reported how a group of French anglers departed Killala Harbour on the 5th of July for a day’s fishing. Mackerel were scarce at first but later in the day, fishing deeper water the party encountered many. A good variety of fish were boated, with some good dabs and plaice up to 2lbs. Red gurnard were also caught, along with some nice tub gurnard with whiting also in good supply as were pouting. A move to a deeper mark produced some nice ling, the best weighing close to 7lbs, along with cuckoo wrasse, pouting, and a few pollack. The highlight of the day was a good fight from one of the first spurdogs that were caught this season in Killala Bay, which was close to specimen weight.