Stefan Martin reports from the coast of Donegal…

26 November: A lovely evening on the rocks yesterday evening and a stunning display right in close of the Bluefin tuna feeding on the bait ball within casting distance from the shore was a sight to behold. Great to see them still about…

A greedy codling takes a big lug bait.

With the dropping temperatures now the fish species that we would be catching are turning to more winter species. Some lovely whiting to 32cm along with codling, dabs, pouting and congers; there is never a dull moment on the bay.

Next outings

Winter League

Next Mariners winter league outing will take place this Friday evening 30th November on Mullaghmore beach which will be sheltered away. Fishing from 19.30pm – 23.30pm. All welcome to fish

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

Go fishing…

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