Stefan Martin reports for the Killybegs Mariners in Donegal…

Donegal Bass #CPRsavesfish

27 March: A great day of fishing for John yesterday evening on the beach getting the club’s first Bass of the year along with some fine flatties.

On the beach at Inver

30 March: A fantastic fishing at the penultimate league outing last night with big numbers of flounders on the coming tide from the off. The surf was lapping a sandbar about 40 yards out and landing baits on this was producing double and treble hauls of flounder for John to 38cm in length. Johnny and Sean were also on the fish at the far end of the beach with some fine fish in the 30s and one brute hitting a whopping 45cm for Sean equalling the competition records.


A nice array of species including seatrout, flounder, 5 bearded rockling, whiting and coleys made up the catch and in the end some big scores were counted up at the van. Longest fish cash prize was won by Sean O Donnell with a lovely 45cm flounder. 2nd place with 14 flounder was won by Johnny Byrne and the 1st place with 16 flounder, 2 coleys and a whiting was won by John Cunningham.

Well done to all who took part. Only one winter league outing left to fish which will be fished after our club trip away to Belmullet coming up soon.

Stefan Martin
Killybegs mariners SAC