John Diamond  from reports that the 3rd Grauvell Irish Cod Championships  were held by Sea Angling Ireland SAC on the evening of Saturday, November 21st in Youghal. A total of 56 anglers travelled to take part in this event. It was a cold clear evening with anglers stretched along Youghal Beach.

Youghal beach
Youghal beach

Fishing was slow as the tide dropped, and really only picked up as the tide turned in the darkness.

At 9pm lines were reeled in and it was back to The Walter Raleigh to tally the score cards.

There was a total of  165 fish caught by the anglers, the species caught were Cod, Whiting, Coalfish, Painted Ray, Dogfish, Conger, Rockling and Flounder.

As darkness crept in fishing improved…

The results were as follows:


DAVID FARRELLY 6 Fish, 171 Points

Biggest Ray:

NOEL FOGARTY Painted Ray 87 cm

Biggest Round:

ZIGGY GLUCH Conger 53 cm

Biggest Flat:

PAUL ROCHE Flounder 35 cm

Match Scores:

Results are presented as follows; Rank,  Peg, Angler, Number of fish,  Total Points.

  1.  1, BRENDAN WALL – 18 – 494
  2. 57, CRISS O’SULLIVAN – 8 – 443
  3. 37, RICHARD GORMLEY – 9 – 415
  4. 27, DERICK HENDRICK – 12 – 363
  5. 35, NEILL BURELL – 6 – 265
  6. 39, SEAN og McSHANE – 7 – 216

Cod Champion 2015

The Grauvell Cod Champion for 2015 was Troy Francis with his 67 cm Cod.

Troy Francis
Troy Francis with his 67 cm Cod

Sea Angling Ireland SAC would like to thank the Sponsors, Grauvell and Waterford Angling Centre. We would like to also thank the Walter Raleigh Hotel for their hospitality during the weekend.

We will be back in Youghal next year on December 3rd for the fourth Irish Cod Championships.


Join the club…

If you work odd hours and/or you are located geographically a long way from a sea angling club, then here is the perfect solution.  Members of the SAI SAC have held both competitions and informal meets in Leinster, Connaught, Munster and Ulster. As a member of an IFSA affiliated SAC, you would be able to compete in all other IFSA club open competitions, and you will have the benefit of the IFSA insurance scheme.

Anyone can join!