Sean Carty of Carty’s Land and Sea Sports in Bundoran reports:
Sunday 16th August saw the annual Bundoran SAC open boat competition . This years event under the watchful eye of club chairman Tom Martyn and local competition organiser Boris Seigel was one of the most successful club competitions held in recent years . Anglers travelled from England , Wales and every corner of Ireland to take part in this years event . There was a great atmosphere in the air as the boats left the boat quay in Bundoran which had been decorated by the clubs members with buntings . As always in Donegal bay fishing was fantastic with many different species caught . Lines up was at 4.30 pm and on return to the pier all involved went the 100 metres to the Marine bar in the West end for the prize giving . There was an exceptional spread of food put on for the anglers at no cost by the Marine bar which everyone enjoyed while the scores were being counted . After the food the results were read out and the prizes were handed out . In 1st place the winner of this years Bundoran open was Liam O Connor who was followed closely by his brother Mark O Connor in 2nd place , 3rd place went to local club angler Michael Patton and in 4th place was Martin Kennedy of shamrock tackle fame . The 5th and final prize position went to Corney Devlin .The prize for the longest fish went to Liam O Connor . The prize for most species was won also by Liam O Connor with 13 species and the best Lady angler on the day was Yvonne Carrey .
Bundoran Sea angling club would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors . Without there help there wouldn’t be a club . This year the club has worked extra hard on a number of levels to promote sea angling in the area and after much planning and preparing submissions by the club officer board ( Tom Martyn , Sean Carty ( Cartys Land and Sea Sports ) , Boris Siegel , Patrick O Doherty ( Bundoran Star ) and Declan Kilgannon ( Kiwi Girl ) we have secured one of the biggest sea angling events on the planet for Bundoran and Donegal Bay . Next month the World boat sea angling competition will be held in Donegal bay seeing team from all over the globe arriving into Bundoran to compete . The event will be a welcome boost to our local economy and will be a unique opportunity for us to showcase the world class sea angling product that we are so lucky to have on our doorstep . Finally as always the club is always open for new members and sponsors and contact can be made through any of the committee , Tom Martyn , Sean Carty ( Land and Sea Sports ) , Boris Siegel or Patrick O Doherty ( Bundoran Star)
Carty’s Land and Sea Sports,
Bundoran, Co. Donegal.
Tel: +353 (0) 86 3903655
E-mail: [email protected]