Terry O Donovan reports on the West Cork and District SAC match at the Slob Bank on May 14th…

14 anglers made the trip east and for the first time this year we were to fish the original venue. Conditions were bright and breezey and rumours that the slob was fishing well were well received.
Lines hit the water at 4pm and fish were being marked from the off. Mike found bass in the first cast as did Rory with a quality double shot of silver fellas. Barry found the mussel bed and his first cast went to the tackle graveyard.

Off to a good start with a double shot of bass

There was a good spread all along, Sod was up the town end found flats codling and dogfish while Derek got stuck into the flats. Barry put a quality triple shot on his card that would make the difference in the end. Frustrations were high with more than a few fish being lost in the weed under our feet. Derek lost a nice bass which was seen and estimated at the 8lb mark.

The final whistle went and it was Barry who was the king of the bank!! In total 59 fish caught between us; flounder, bass, coalie, codling and dogfish. All fish were released alive to fight another day.


  • 1st Barry O Rourke 9 fish
  • 2nd Sod 7 fish
  • 3rd Rory O Connor 6 fish

Biggest fish was 53cm Bass by Rory O Connor.

Terry O’Donovan
West Cork and District Sea Angling Club

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