Terry O’Donovan reports that it was back to business for the West Cork and District SAC ate recent evening  outing on Youghal Beach…

8 anglers braved the biting easterly winds to fish the last competition of the 2016 season. Rumours that Youghal Beach hadnt been fishing well recently, the lack of peeler crab and the bitter cold weather certainly didnt dampen spirits The anglers took to the beach and lines hit the water at 5pm.

The first fish of the match came to Joe Ganley who had a 33cm Flounder, soon after Mike, Barry John and Stan were finding fish. Coalies, Whiting and Flounder coming in in singles and the odd double. Barry lead the way at the half way point with 7 fish on his card.

As the halfway point passed the fishing was less than impressive and all of a sudden Youghal Beach came to life, Whiting started to hit the beach in huge numbers and good size. Barry took advantage of his early lead finding doubles and treble shots every cast, Ruairi Ganley who had a slow start showed his talent for angling by finding Dogfish and Whiting in good numbers. Joe Ganley was fishing like a man possessed getting some good sized fish in multiple hook ups. Mike Carlton getting some good Whiting on the end peg also.

As 9pm came and lines were reeled there some fantastic numbers on the score card, the man of the night was Joe Ganley winning with 16 fish. A huge well done to Joe!!

The results were:

1st Joe Ganley (16 fish 539 points)
2nd Barry O Rourke (19 fish 452 points)
3rd Ruairi Ganley (14 fish 445 points)
4th Mike Carlton
5th Terry O Donovan
6th Stan Topelewski
7th John Sexton
8th Morgan

Pools went to Morgan for his 57cm Painted Ray. A total of 104 fish were caught and released.

Look forward to seeing everyone back on the beach for the start of the 2017 season in Garrylucas in Feb.

Terry O’Donovan
West Cork and District Sea Angling Club

Terry O'Donovan
Terry O’Donovan finished 5th on the evening but was the clubs Master Angler of the year

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The club was formed on march 19th 2009, in the small picturesque harbour town of  Kinsale County Cork. We’re an inclusive club, this can be seen in our membership profile; from anglers who are new to match fishing all the way up to members of the Irish World Shore Team 2010, two of which are in the club! The club holds circa 10 competitions per year, members are encouraged to practice a catch and release policy in the interests of conservation. Anybody wishing to join our club is always welcome, just use the contact us page and we will give prospective members full details.
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