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

Donegal Bay

25 August: Good fun again at last night’s penultimate summer league outing as 13 anglers cast out into lovely conditions and there was plenty of fish going to keep things interesting. A total of 8 different species caught and released including dogs, coleys, pollack, dabs, flounder, whiting, poor cod and trout.


Scores were close with time running out and a nice 47cm pollack for Dessie was surely the longest fish but with 2 minutes to go a last cast for John Cunningham and his rod was lifted off the tripod and the butt hit him on the arm and a cracking 53cm coley was enough to claim the longest fish prize and also the most points cash prize on the night. In second place the cash prize went to Michael McGettigan. Well done to all… 

Next outing…

A reminder that our Mariners Open beach competition is taking place next Saturday on Rossnowlagh Beach Saturday September 1st 2018 fishing from 13.00pm – 17.00pm with check in at the car park from 12pm and pre book by contacting Michael on (+353872871423).

Open comps are open to anybody that wants to fish and entry is €15 adults and €5 Juniors.

Brilliant prizes on offer thanks to our sponsors Cartys Land and Sea Sports in Bundoran and Mooney Boats in Killybegs. First prize on the day wins €100 cash plus €100 voucher for Mooney Boats and 2nd place on the day wins €100 voucher for Land and Sea Sports and longest flatfish wins €50 plus other prizes on the day.

Looking forward to a great days fishing with anglers from near and far at this great event

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