Skipper Mark Gannon reports on sea angling from Courtmacsherry, where anglers have enjoyed a fine start to 2019.


The fishing off Courtmacsherry has started well for 2019,with good catches of Pollack, Ling, Coalfish and a scatter of medium sized cod. The wrecks fished last week were disappointing with pollack only to 6lbs, but fishing inshore was actually producing better size fish.

This group certainly enjoyed a fine start to 2019 with this Common Skate
This group certainly enjoyed a fine start to 2019 with this Common Skate


At anchor we have had good catches of Common Skate, with a specimen for Rob and Alex, each fish well over 100 lbs – 5 in total boated with one broken line and another spat the hook.  Several Bull Huss were also landed with a few dogfish.


In the estuary, where the clarity of the water is pristine, the odd bass is being landed. It’s worth pointing out that the problem that we experienced years ago with algal bloom (sea lettuce) in the estuary which was  making fishing very difficult is a thing of the past, due to several positive initiatives by local industry and the EPA.

We are available for charters and offering good reductions on skate fishing charters at the moment – €350 Max 6 anglers,


Another fine skate for Mark's guests
Another fine skate for Mark’s guests


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Courtmacsherry Sea Angling Centre is one of Ireland’s Premier Angling Centres based in the picturesque village of Courtmacsherry located only 30 miles from Cork International Airport on the West Cork coast between the Old head of Kinsale and the Seven Heads peninsula. Our purpose built Sea angling and self-drive boats offer the sea angler the ultimate in safety and comfort.

Sea Angling in Courtmacsherry produces good results both for the offshore charter angler, the self-drive angler for inshore fishing or the wreck enthusiast.

Address: Woodpoint Guest House, Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork.
Telephone: +353 (0)23 8846427 or +353 (0)86 8250905
Email: [email protected]