Donal Kennedy reports from Killala Bay over the weekend:

On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of July, a party of anglers from Northern Ireland set out from Killala Harbour aboard LEAH. Conditions were good with fresher winds from the north coming in on Sunday.

Mackerel were scarce but the skipper was well prepared with plenty of fresh frozen mackerel.

The party have been coming to fish Killala Bay for many years and the challenge has been to catch as many species as possible over the two days. By the end of fishing on Sunday, they had broken their record and the total number recorded was 25.


Anglers enjoy a successful weekend at Killala Bay
Anglers enjoy a successful weekend at Killala Bay

The  catch included some Ray Pollock and Ling up to double figures. All the ray were returned alive to the water along with many other species. The total number of species did not include Megrim, Whiting, Haddock, Conger eel, Flounder. (I will let readers figure out what was caught!)

All anglers returned safely to harbour very pleased with their days fishing.