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.
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.
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!
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
Address: The Pier, Ballycotton, Co. Cork, Ireland
To book fishing contact skipper Derek Shwartau on 086 172 0342.