Youghal
Youghal

John Diamond was on to tell us that the 4th Henry’s Tackle Irish Cod Championships were held by Sea Angling Ireland SAC on the evening of Saturday, December 3rd in Youghal. A total of 66 anglers traveled to take part in this event. It was a cool evening with anglers stretched along Youghal Beach.

The Henry’s Tackle Irish Cod Champion for 2016 was Tim Sexton, pictured above with his 48 cm Cod.
The Henry’s Tackle Irish Cod Champion for 2016 was Tim Sexton, pictured above with his 48 cm Cod.

Fishing was slow enough, with the best fishing at Red Barn. At 9.30pm lines were reeled in and it was back to The Walter Raleigh to tally the score cards.

There was a total of  114 fish caught by the anglers, the species caught were Cod, Whiting, Coalfish,  Bass, Pollack, Rockling and Flounder.

The results were as follows:

  • Junior: Liam Davis 3 Fish, 102  Points
  • Biggest Round: JP Molloy Pollack 46 cm
  • Biggest Flat: Donal Domeney  Flounder 33 cm
Match scores:
  • Overall Match Winner: JP Molloy 7 Fish 253 points
  • Zone A: Steven O’Donavan 3 Fish 120 Points
  • Zone B: Robert Power 2 Fish 53 Points
  • Zone C Joe Carley 9 Fish 234 Points
Pictured above is Junior Winner Liam Davis being presented with his prize by World Gold Medal winner Alan Mulcahy
Pictured above is Junior Winner Liam Davis being presented with his prize by World Gold Medal winner Alan Mulcahy
Match winner JP Molloy being presented with his prize by SAI SAC Chairman, Donal O’Neill
Match winner JP Molloy being presented with his prize by SAI SAC Chairman, Donal O’Neill

Sea Angling Ireland SAC would like to thank the Sponsor, Henry’s Tackle Shop. 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 November 25th for the fifth Irish Cod Championships.