Gary Robinson reminds us of the Irish Kayak Fishing Opening which takes place on Saturday 15th August at Courtmacsherry in Co. Cork.

The Irish Kayak Fishing Open will take place on Saturday 15th August 2015 at Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork, commencing at 11.00 am with fishing until 16.00 pm. Sponsored by industry leaders in the kayaking field, first placed on the day will receive a €1000.00 Wilderness Systems voucher, second placed a voucher from Palm Equipment for €500.00, with Adventure Technology Paddles donating a €250.00 voucher for third place.

Gary Robinson - Irish Kayak Fishing opening photo 1Gary Robinson - Irish Kayak Fishing opening photo 2Gary Robinson - Irish Kayak Fishing opening photo 3The competition will be open to all anglers over 18 years of age, however every entrant must meet a number of criteria to ensure their own safety and the smooth running of the event. Check in on the day will commence at 09.00 am.

Angling writer Gary Robinson from the A Kayak Fisherman in Ireland website conceived and put together the event. Based in a sheltered venue renowned for its sea angling, the scenic West Cork fishing village of Courtmacsherry enables kayak anglers access to a range of species to include bass, flounder, dab, ray, pollack, wrasse and conger.

All enquiries to Gary Robinson at: [email protected]

Gary Robinson - Irish Kayak Fishing opening photo 4Prizes…

  • 1st place – Wilderness Systems Voucher for €1000
  • 2nd place – Palm Equipment Voucher for €500
  • 3rd place – Adventure Technology Paddles Voucher for €250

Gary Robinson - Irish Kayak Fishing opening photo 5Wilderness Systems produce a range of excellent, reliable fishing kayaks.

Palm Equipment produce a range of top quality kayak clothing including drysuits and PFDs.

Adventure Technology Paddles have a range of paddles for all kayak anglers.

There will also be other prizes available on the day. All the information is on my site at:

Gary Robinson

Kayak angling in Ireland

Gary discovered the thrill, freedom and pure joy of kayak fishing almost by accident. After purchasing kayaks with the intention of paddling trips with his long-suffering partner, he started to assess the suitability of such a craft as a fishing platform. Some internet searches showed him that he was not alone in his thoughts. America and Australia already had blossoming populations of kayak anglers. Needing no more encouragement, he set about rigging his first sit on top kayak and transforming it into a fishing platform to gain access to some of the more inaccessible waters. Now into his fifth year of kayak fishing he shows no sign of slowing down.

Find out more about Gary and his adventures at

DISCLAIMER NOTE: Inland Fisheries Ireland do not support any brand over another.

Irish Kayak Fishing Opening Courtmacsherry 2015