Stefan Martin from Killybegs Mariners SAC gives an account of how things went on their Mariners League outing on Friday 30th December.  The fishing was from 12pm – 16.00pm on Narin Beach far side of the island:

Michael McGettigan won at the Mariners league outing and also scooping the longest fish prize with a lovely 39cm flounder. Michael is the 7th different winner from the 9 outings so far.

Mariners League winner Michael McGettigan
Mariners League winner Michael McGettigan

On December 27th, Mariners angler John Cunningham won the Land and sea sports league after the 5 outings with the last outing taking place on Dec 27th on Rossnowlagh beach.

Sean Carty reports:
Great day out on rossnowlagh beach today , fishing was fairly poor but it was a pleasure to be out. The winner of our annual Christmas competition was Cathal Donnelly with Owen Gilvary in 2nd position. The longest fish went to James Cummins with a nice 37cm flounder. The best Junior angler of on the day was Billy Gilvary. Dec 27th was also the final leg of Cartys winter shore league. The overall winner of the league after some fantastic fishing was John Cunningham and in 2nd position after a good consistent performance was Kieran McGowan. All together 29 anglers took part in this year’s winter league from Mayo, sligo Donegal and Derry. Without this support this event couldn’t be such a success. Nearly €1800 in prizes were handed out over the 5 legs of the comp. In the near future Cartys plan to have another few comps including a local Bass hunt and a one day big open comp.

Sean Carty with Mariners, John Cunningham
Sean Carty with Mariners, John Cunningham

Stefan Martin
Killybegs mariners SAC


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