Donal Kennedy, chart boat skipper on Killala Bay, reports that on Saturday 4th June a party of anglers from Dublin, Tullamore and Foxford set out into the Bay for a day’s fishing. Weather was very blustery and the stiff SW winds made the drift very fast. Over a number of good fishing spots the skipper had placed the boat many species were caught. When the winds shifted to the West Donal decided to cross over the bay to the west side to seek shelter and drift over a sandy area. This was a very good fishing ground with Turbot, Brill , Dabs and some fine Plaice being landed.

Brill-iant, turbot charged fishing for these dab-hands in the sandy Plaices

The catch included Pollock, Coalfish, Pouting, Tub Gurnard, Brill, Turbot, Plaice, Dab, Red Gurnard, Grey Gurnard, Cod, spurgdog. Some of the better spurs were into double figures and a good tope was lost at the side of the boat when it parted company with the angler with an angry slash of its tail.

All arrived home to Killala Pier safe and well pleased with their days fishing.

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To book a day’s fishing in Killala Bay contact Donal Kennedy on +353 (0)086 8174509 or visit