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Shore anglers report decent catches around the coast

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Linda Manton in clear blue Clare

Shore anglers have done well this last week with reports of some decent bass, smooth hound and ray fishing from different parts. There’s even some mackerel showing up close to the shore in places. With the increased relaxation of measures expected from Monday, more anglers will be able to get to the shore to wet a line within 20km of their homes.

Inshore Angler Chris O’Sullivan uploaded another good video on his YouTube channel – smooth hound and undulate ray being the quarry in Tralee Bay this time. Chris has some nice stuff up there and it’s well worth a look.

Nicki Foley was out after bass on a balmy bank holiday evening last weekend and, despite some very calm conditions, the fish didn’t disappoint.

Nicki Foley displays one of her bass

Decky Walsh was also out over the weekend, but he had bigger fish to fry with some good sized smoothies to 13lbs landed under cover of darkness.

Decky Walsh & smoothie

Dean Quigley was after his first LRF bass of 2020; he managed to land a fish or two from a calm sea in bright sunshine – not easily done at all so fair play Dean.

Dean Quigley and his first LRF bass of 2020

Under similar clear blue skies on the Clare coastline, Linda Manton took her first cast in over 4 months. She wasn’t disappointed, landing some early season mackerel in a truly stunning setting.

Linda Manton in clear blue Clare

On the north coast some good ray fishing has been reported, both Sean Murray and Sam Stirling reporting excellent fishing from different marks along the Donegal coastline.

Sean Murray and a nice shore caught ray

If you do make it out to the coast in the coming week and manage to catch a few yourself do drop us a line on anglingqueries@fisheriesireland.ie and we’ll post up your report.