Donal Kennedy of the Leah reports that a group of anglers from Larne & District Sea Angling Club travelled to Enniscrone recently for a weekend of beach and boat angling competitions. The first order of business was to travel to the three mile stretch of beach selected, to fish their shore competition. Flounder and turbot were the main species caught, with Daniel Hagan leading from the start and winning this segment of the competition.

Michael Auld with his  7lb 9oz Thornback Ray
Young angler Michael Auld, Newtownabbey with his fine 7lb 9oz Thornback Ray caught aboard the Leah in Killala Bay

Over the next two days the anglers chartered the Leah, skippered by Donal Kennedy. Many species were recorded during the trip, including fantastic pollock, whiting, ling, coalfish, dabs, plaice, pouting, poor cod, dogfish, ballan wrasse, cuckoo wrasse, red, grey and tub gurnard and finally rays; thornback, blonde, spotted and small eyed. The boat was positioned well on good ground, with each drift producing a good variety of fish.

Over the two days of fishing an impressive 18 species were recorded with many species returned alive, along with all the ray. Congratulations to William Weir, who came first with 14 species, followed by Samuel Auld, with 12 species and in third was Gannon Robinson with 8 species. Speaking on their time in Enniscrone, Samuel Auld said “Well done to all of the anglers who had probably the best weekends fishing experience in over 20 years, with a special thanks to Donal Kennedy and Jim Regan for their services”.

Go fishing…

D Kennedy Angling is a family run Angling Charter Business which operates out of Enniscrone, Co. Sligo and Killala, Co. Mayo. Trips of the MV Leah offer a fantastic fishing experience, from a full day’s shark fishing to a short mackerel fishing trip. If you haven’t got your own gear the full range can be supplied for the trip including both traces, rods and reals at minimal cost.

Donal Kennedy

Telephone: +353 (0)96 36644 or +353 (0)86 8174509
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