Tralee Bay Sea Angling Club report from Banna Beach:

With twenty anglers including juniors turning out for the rescheduled competition yesterday at Banna Beach it had the makings of a great comp but only for the conditions.

Flat conditions with a cold chill, the fish would be hard to come by and they proved very difficult to catch for a lot of anglers. Chris Sullivan pegged in the middle at peg 9 was catching early with a flounder in the first hour. While all around him, nobody could land a fish.

Banna Beach
Banna Beach

Chris landed another, not one, but a double of an undersize turbot and a flounder. It looked like Chris was marching ahead but his brother David Sullivan keeping him in touch with a counting flounder. News was coming up and down the beach that no other fish were being caught and with groups of anglers huddled alongside tripods this was to prove true.

Martin “Ullcatch” McGowan pegged at peg 10 landed a beauty of a flounder in the thirties and things were hotting up!!! Thank god!!! With the darkness coming in, lights were turned on and people were starting to run up and down the beach which meant that a few fish were being caught. Josh Corbett had caught a few turbos and Eugene “Lucky” Farrelly catching some undersize fish.

Tralee Bay SAC - Banna Beach (2)Then David Sullivan caught a beauty of a 53cm mullet and now he was in the lead. Allen Griffin had caught two dabs and nobody was talking with the last half an hour to go. A fish could win it as it was between about five different anglers.

Overall it turned out to be a good day and sometimes when there isn’t a lot of fish being caught anybody could win.

Results Seniors:-


Results Juniors:-


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Tralee Bay Sea Angling Club

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