Tralee Bay SAC fished through miserable conditions at Rossbeigh…

14 November: What a night on Rossbeigh…  torturing windy wet and kind of miserable at times. Having said that we don’t go fishing because its easy we go because we love it and are possibly a bit nuts. A strong horrible wind in the face and a sea that didn’t read the tide book meant that things were going to be hard. Anglers on the beach all worked hard and a fish for everyone was a good result considering.

Phil was quick off the mark in the type of Conditions that he revels in. A nice bass had him moving, Finn had a double shot of a flounder and mini bass. Master angler leader James Allman hit his stride with a Bass and double flat to take a commanding lead. Josh Corbett and Phil landed cracking flounder and then josh another. Rosaleene was in the fish and fresh of the back of her victory in kilcummin was doing damage. Alison and Craig were in the fish but news was quiet from the low and high pegs. A bit of investigation revealed a surprise Leonard who it’s rumoured was ready to pack it in had clearly stood close to Phil and drained his bass calling ability. Bass after bass came in thru the surf. A right battle between Donna and Leonard up the top of the beach. Ned and Bobby Fitz were battling a dirty back wash off the boulders but catching fish. Shane Mc Mahon was also marking fish. Chris had retired to the car at this stage with a solitary flounder but not before witnessing Troy Francis lift a fine flounder up over the rocks only for it to magically blow off his line and seaward? Directly into a gale force wind…. 

David was heard laughing and possibly James too but karma bit them in the ass and they caught no more fish.

Darkeness fell and 8pm arrived people were glad of it. The scores on the doors were as follows

  • 1st Leonard Foley 8 Bass
  • 2nd Finn Healy 2 bass 6 flats
  • 3rd Donna Murphy 3 bass 4 flats

1st junior
Bobby Fitzpatrick with 2 fish where many seniors would of blanked. Well done Bobby

Special mention to Alison who survived 2 weddings to make the fishing.

37cm was best flat – Josh Corbett

Next competition


Our rescheduled competition will go ahead on the 24th of November at Sandy Bay 3 to 7. The awkward tide makes these times a necessity. As we know the venue can suffer from weed and is tight enough so if this Is the case we will fish Cappaclough. If Cappaclough isn’t fish able for what ever reason we will retire to the pier instead. The call for weed will be made as early as possible.

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