David Edwards reports from Courtmacsherry…

Anton on left and Paddy on the right with one of his fine Blues
Anton on left and Paddy on the right with one of his fine Blues

26 June: Inshore fishing has been throwing up good Pollack and occasional good Cod and Ling. Mackerel have increased in numbers and the wrecks are also producing.

Sharking is well under way now with good quality fish showing every trip so far. Yesterday saw the lads from Dublin bring 8 Blues to the boat with 5 on or over the ton, most were released alongside as was our second good Porbeagle of approx 150lb. Not up to last week’s cracker but brilliant to see and after many years shark fishing it was Paddy’s first. Starting to look like they are getting established again off West Cork.

David Edwards,
West Cork Charters

Go fishing…

West Cork Charters operates the Silver Dawn, a 41′ Rodman 1250 with twin 430 HP Engines out of Courtmacsherry. The range of fishing found within close range of Courtmacsherry is superb, with trips producing anything between 6 and 15 different species as a norm and in excess of 20 is possible if anglers are prepared to change methods and use different baits and lures throughout their trip. As a rule mackerel, pollock, cod and ling are usually encountered but several species of wrasse along with whiting, pouting, coalfish, bull huss, conger and many more are often added to the catch.
If you do choose to head offshore to sample the superb shark fishing available within 10 miles of Courtmacsherry, there is a very strong chance of encountering blue sharks and an increasing chance of bringing a porbeagle shark to the boat.

Address: The Pier, Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork.
Telephone: +353 (83) 449 1403
Email: [email protected]

Web: www.irelandseaangling.com