Paul Harris reports on aproductive few days for shore anglers on the Beara Peninsula…

The end of a productive few days shore fishing here at Dromagowlane House on the beautiful Beara Peninsula as guests from the UK  have taken some notable catches. John Young was into action with his 4th visit to the Beara and after catching his first bass plus some good huss and pollack he went searching for some bigger fish in the shape of conger. Son Ben took the first fish, a strap of 6lbs, but then John latched into a much bigger fish and after a great tussle landed a conger which took a set of 40lb scales down to the limit so we sadly will never know its true weight.

Kevin with ray of 7lb and 9lb 8oz
Kevin with ray of 7lb and 9lb 8oz

Mike (dad) Kevin (son) and Jim (uncle) from Torbay, Devon were on their second visit to us and soon headed off to a venue where they had lost several big fish last year. The ‘mystery monsters’ were not hooked this year but they had excellent sport with plenty of  thornback rays to 9lbs along with small eyed and spotted (homelyn) ray. They also had great sport with the obliging pollack with individual fish up to 7lbs and as many as 60 fish in a session caught.

Barry and Greg Diaper, another father and son team, were over for their annual visit. Last year Barry caught a specimen huss of nearly 17 pounds and sadly although there was no repeat this year what the huss lacked in size they made up for in numbers with as many as 20 in a session but for some reason they were mainly in the 3 to 5 pound bracket, quite small for this area but it bears well for the future.

Son Greg came closest to a specimen this year with a mullet of 4lbs 14ozs an agonising 2 ounces short of the magic 5lb specimen weight. They also got involved with the thornbacks and took fish to nearly 9 pounds and plenty of pollack.

Anyone looking for information on fishing on the Beara can contact me at [email protected] or ring me on 00 353 27 60330.

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