Tom Collins reports from Sea Angling Charters in Union Hall:

On Sunday last, Dublin angler, Gary Blake, caught the fish of a lifetime when a massive porbeagle took his whiting bait fished close to the boat. What followed was an epic battle for Gary during which the record fish took him nine times around the boat. The fish which measured 75 inches fork length and 59 inches girth was estimated to have a weight of 326 lbs. This is by far the biggest porbeagle ever caught on the “Loch an Iasc”!

Record porbeagle for Gary Blake

However, the week produced some other great catches for anglers onboard “Loch an Iasc” including a fantastic common skate of 192 lbs for Colin Benson from Wales.

Big skate for Colin Benson from Wales

Colin was part of a Welsh group of anglers which also enjoyed excellent fishing catching a multitude of species off West Cork.

Nice ling for the Welsh group


Go Fishing…..

Tom Collins, Sea Angling Charters
Loch and Iasc

Operates 12 months of the year and specialise in shark fishing. With experienced skipper Tom Collins the Loch an Iasc is a modern charter company which offers a comprehensive range of services to customers and aims to cater for your every need be it Mackerel, Reef, Wreck, Specimen or Shark fishing.

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