We have just received our first report of a blue shark this year. Fishing with Derek Schwartau, skipper of the Rebecca C out of Ballycotton, Pearse Flynn hooked into a decent blue shark which was landed this morning at about 11:30. After a quick photo the blue, estimated at about 70lb, was safely released.

Ian O’Shea and Pearse Flynn with the first reported blue shark of 2019. PEarse wins Catch of the Week for his achievement. 

The crew continued to have a great day’s fishing after they moved on from the shark drift, going on to catch some great ling and pollack and a rarely seen (by anglers) hake.

Hake – we are getting more reports of these fish each year, but they are still rarely caught by anglers

After the day on the water it was back to Pearse’s Ballycotton restaurant Pier 26 to celebrate the catch. Pier 26 has only just started running fishing charters this year, not a bad way to begin your charter service!

Go fishing…

Rebecca C is an 11 Metre Catamaran with Twin 280hp Iveco

Situated by the working pier of Ballycotton, Pier 26 is an eclectic mix of old and new: a welcoming traditional pub, an award-winning restaurant, and a stylish, comfortable B&B. You’ll always find a warm smile, an ear to listen and some of the best craic in Ireland! From 2019, Pearse is running specially chartered fishing vessels straight out of Ballycotton, giving you the chance to catch anything from John Dory to Two Spotted Goby. And blue shark too of course!

Phone: (+353) 21 464 6768

Email: [email protected]

Address: The Pier, Ballycotton, Co. Cork, Ireland

Website: https://www.pier26.ie

To book fishing contact skipper Derek Shwartau on 086 172 0342.