Dave Edwards reports from the Silver Dawn where a great haul of big Ling wins this week’s Catch of the Week:

After the good shark fishing last week, this week we took the opportunity to make the most of some settled weather and Silver Dawn’s new 60 mile license.

With a very experienced group of anglers onboard we did an exploratory trip out to wrecks in the 40 to 50 mile range and the lads were not disappointed. Eight species from Megrim to Blue Shark along with Cod, Coalie and Haddock made for a great long day but the highlight was the number of Ling over specimen size with several over 30lb and two bigger fish lost.
Best landed was 34lb followed closely by 33lb.
It was well worth the extra time and expenditure in gaining the 60 mile licence and these lads put it to good use.

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