Terry O Donovan, West Cork and District SAC, reports on their latest match fished on Youghal Beach…

The 2019 season got off to a flyer on Youghal Beach on Sat 26th Jan last. 11 anglers made the trip East including new anglers Scott McShane and his dad Sean Og McShane, Eoin Cotter and Stephen Hurley. A big welcome to ye lads and hoping ye enjoyed the outing.

Fishing started at 5pm and to say it wasnt hectic at the beginning was an under statement. Young Scott in the middle peg showed us all how its done by landing a bass on his first cast. Things tipped away with Gearoid getting his card well marked by the half way point with Stephen and Joycey hot on his heels. At the half way mark Eoin, Sen Og and Scott Rory and Terry all had some fish recorded. JP on peg 4 shook his hangover off and in the second half put things into 5th gear and found some numbers of fish and finished the night in style pipping Gearoid to the post by 5 fish.

It finished:

  • 1st: JP Molloy 25 fish
  • 2nd: Gearoid McCarthy 20 fish
  • 3rd James Kiniry 15 fish
  • 4th Stephen Hurley
  • 5th John Joyce.

Biggest round fish: 38cm Coalie Rory and Sean Og
Biggest flatfish. 27cm Flounder James Kiniry,

Well done lads and a massive well done to JP on the win.

A total of 116 fish were caught and catches were made up of Coalies, Codling, Dogfish, Whiting, Flounder and Bass.

Terry O’Donovan
West Cork and District Sea Angling Club

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The club was formed on march 19th 2009, in the small picturesque harbour town of  Kinsale County Cork. We’re an inclusive club, this can be seen in our membership profile; from anglers who are new to match fishing all the way up to members of the Irish World Shore Team 2010, two of which are in the club! The club holds circa 10 competitions per year, members are encouraged to practice a catch and release policy in the interests of conservation. Anybody wishing to join our club is always welcome, just use the contact us page and we will give prospective members full details.
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