David Edwards reports from the Silver Dawn…
Inshore fishing is fairly consistent with mackerel generally showing on most trips and anything up to 15 species throughout the day. Cod up to 6lb inshore and Ling up to 20lb offshore have shown and drifting out wide is producing Blue Shark to specimen size and we’ve also had our second large Porbeagle of the season.
Blues are not as plentiful as they were this time last year but we our last two trips have seen a slight improvement with 8 and 9 fish coming to the boat. Wednesday was a great day as 10 year old Stephen Schwartau caught his first shark as did 69 year old Paddy Walsh! Ian O’shea came out of the day with the largest fish though.
West Cork Charters
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