Donal Kennedy, skipper of the Leah, reported on another recent outing on KillalaBay. On Wednesday, 11th September, a party of anglers visiting from France set out from Killala Harbour for a days fishing in the bay. The party were holidaying in the Mayo area, enjoying the variety of lake, river and sea fishing available. Conditions at the offset would have deterred many the holiday maker, with the very day was dull, raining and a moderate north westerly wind which produced choppy sea conditions. This did not deter these keen anglers who were well prepared and protected from the weather.


On the first drift they caught plenty of mackerel for fresh bait and then moved onto a sandy area in search of ray, only to tempt many LSD’S to the baits. Moving away from this area and further out to deeper waters, a drift over rocky ground produced gurnard, pouting and small pollock. Our second drift here however, did not disappoint as the party were into some fine Pollock, the best up to 7lbs. As the day progressed more fine fish were caught including cod, ling, pouting and more LSD. The best ling weighed approximately 7lbs. The party returned to harbour, happy with their day and looking forward to a fine fish supper with some of the days catch.


D K French party