David Edwards, skipper of charter boat Tigger, reports that though last week saw what may be their last shark trip this season, there it is showing no sign of slowing up…

A good size Blue alongside Tigger
A good size Blue alongside Tigger, one of 14 brought to the boat by Dutch anglers

We had 14 shark brought to the boat by a small party of Dutch anglers. All were easily unhooked alongside with barbless hooks once again showing their worth.

Chris Evans with 3 species on one drop
Chris Evans with 3 species on one drop

A late cancellation for Saturday gave a party of Polish anglers who had missed a earlier trip to  weather the opportunity to get out at short notice and were rewarded with a great day on the cod and general fishing on the reef marks close to Clonakilty. Best cod of the 30-40 landed on the day was 14lb and a total of 16 different species were also caught.

Chris Evans with 3 species on one drop
Chris Evans with part of his cod catch

A party of local anglers also made the most of the wind turning from the east for a few days and were rewarded with plenty of cod with Chris Evans from Ring topping the day with 12 cod to 10lb along with several other species. Tigger will be heading to Kinsale later this month and I am hoping that we will get some settled weather during Autumn and Winter to allow us to target the good ling and cod around Ling Rock in particular.

David Edwards
Clonakilty Coastal and Deep Sea Charters

Go fishing…

Tigger is a purpose built Procharter 31 angling boat, powered by a 330HP diesel engine and equipped with all necessary safety equipment. Reef and ground drift fishing is generally the most productive method with the potential to catch in excess of 20 species if you adapt your lures and baits accordingly. From mid June through to October it’s usually possible to target the blue shark fishing that is predominatly between 10-15 miles off the estuary.  All sharks are released and recent seasons have seen larger species such as mako and threshers being sighted more frequently, so who knows what will come in 2014…
Web: www.irelandseaangling.com