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

Catch and Release
Peter with a super flounder double which helped him take 1st place

22 September: A fantastic fishing at the league outing last night in the big growling surf that luckily wasn’t surging. Lots of species flounders some doubles of mid 30s and codling, whiting, dogfish and coleys. 17 anglers fished but one man was shooting the lights out with flounders when the score cards were handed in. Longest fish prize was won by Dessie O Keeney a 38cm flounder and in 2nd place money went to Johnny Byrne and way out in front well done on first place Peter McGroary who fished great reeling in fish all night. Well done to all.

26 September: Sometimes the fishing can be secondary when you are perched watching a crimson Autumn sunset on a west of Ireland big surf beach and feel the salt spray aerosol around you as the waves crash in front. Careful not to wade out too far when casting with the force of the surf you wonder how the fish swim in this force but they certainly do.

Flounder and turbot patrolling the bottom and seatrout chasing sandeels above. Some nice doubles and then the dogfish arrived after dark along with some bonus Bass last night… …a great way of life
Bonus bass!

Next outing…

Next Mariners winter league outing shall take place this Friday 28th September on Glen B22 September: each 19.30pm – 23.30pm. Park at the folk village car park and follow the path to the beach. Plenty of fish going now on the beaches and new anglers always welcome get out and wet a line
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