Stefan Martin reports from Mullaghmore, where the Killybegs Mariners fished the 7th leg of their winter league…

A good flounder

12 December: Good to see some fine sessions on the beach this week before the weekends open competition. Plenty of good flounder to late 30s along with counting size coleys, pollack, sea trout plus dogfish. A sign of the warm and windy winter so far was a session after cod for Johnny but every time the lug baits hit the bottom the Ballan wrasse were taking the hooks even this late on in the season with no proper frosts yet. Some fine whiting and a few codling on a change of venue keeping things interesting

40cm flounder

13 December: Some great flounder for Michael and Cormac last evening breaking the magical 40cm mark always nice.

Charity Open Beach Competition

Mariners will be hosting a fundraising event in aid of Killybegs Community hospital patient’s comfort fund. An open to all beach competition on Rossnowlagh beach Saturday December 15th fishing from 13.30pm – 17.30pm (check in from 12.30pm – 13.15pm) Entry is €20 for seniors and €5 Juniors (€20 to enter for the overall main prize) which includes longest fish prizes and two zones that are pegged. Many thanks to the sponsors who donated prizes a Tubertini rod from Shannon tackle Jamestown, beach rods and reels plus tackle box from Mooney Boats in Killybegs, full suit FishComm wet gear from FishComm Ltd Killybegs plus a €180 voucher for western strands hotel Belmullet from Cormac Burke of FishComm Ltd, assorted coloured leads from Scottie’s lead weights Killybegs plus many more prizes. Please come out and support this great service to the community of South West Donegal.

Stefan Martin
Killybegs mariners SAC

shore angling
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