Stefan Martin from Killybegs Mariners SAC reports on the fishing around Donegal Bay…

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24 March: Another glorious evening on the Donegal shores for the penultimate winter league outing. A stunning crimson sunset set the mood with some flounders mid 20s early on and then the shooting stars started streaking across the cloudless night sky and flounders over 30cm mostly at a distance out were caught for measure and release. A seal pup even crawled up the beach to see what all the fuss was about. Most of the flounders were quite thin and alot under the 23cm minimum size which is normal for the time of year. In the end another great fishing for Michael McGettigan winning most points cash and also longest fish cash with a 35cm flounder. 2nd place cash prize was won by Stefan Martin. 11 anglers fished. Well done to all.


25 March: Travelling west and taking in the vista with the car windows down we could hear the waves roaring at the foot of the mountains. A beautiful spring day with blue sky’s and golden sands it was very enjoyable sitting back on the beach and watching the rod tips (which didn’t move very much) and watching the wild geese and cormorants patrol the sky’s and the seal keeping an eye on us and the fish below. Still pretty cool which keeps the fish a bit deeper but good to breathe it all in again

Next outing

The final winter league outing will take place this Friday evening on Fintra beach fishing 20.00pm – 00.00am. Everyone welcome come along and fish with great cash prizes on offer on the night, nothing too serious

Stefan Martin
Killybegs mariners SAC

Go fishing…

Mariners sea angling club Killybegs Co Donegal. The club runs a shore league and boat comps and angling trips around Ireland doing the sport we love. Get in touch at

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