Donal Kennedy sent in his first report of the season and reported god fishing from Killala Bay.

A party of anglers from Foxford, Co. Mayo, teamed up with Donal on Friday 24th April for a day’s fishing out in Killala Bay. The weather was overcast with a slight mist and patches of fog.  Several drifts were carried out during the day and with seas being calm it made for a very enjoyable day for the anglers. The skipper was well prepared bringing along a good supply of bait as mackerel were exceptionally scarce.

Donal Kennedy
A happy skipper, Donal Kennedy!

The first drift well out in the bay produced some fine pollack, best up to 8 lbs. After a while, the action slowed down with the odd pouting being caught and it seemed that the fish were not on the feed yet. However, as the day progressed things started to improve with some fine cod being caught, best up to 7 lbs.; this was along with pollack and ling.

The party returned home to harbour around 6pm with a fine catch of fish with many small ones being returned alive to the sea.

To book a day’s fishing in Killala Bay contact Donal Kennedy on +353 (0)0868174509 or visit