Tom Collins, skipper of Loch an Iasc, was out last week doing a bit of drifting on the reefs with some good cod to 7lb. They then hit a skate mark for the ebb tide resulting in this specimen of 166lb for Chris O Sullivan. Chris put together a video of his day on the water – well worth a watch…

Staying in the Union Hall area, Adrian Nowotynski from Irish Deep Sea Charters had a great day on the blues earlier this week. By the end of a busy day his anglers had 10 landed (All tagged and released) and a few lost. We’ll done to Leon for landing 3 of the biggest.

birds and whales feeding off Courtmacsherry
Birds and whales feeding off Courtmacsherry

David Edwards of the Silver Dawn out of Courtmacsherry was also getting stuck into the sharks this week. His anglers had a good day offshore today with 7 Blue Sharks and 1 Porbeagle Shark to keep them busy. But the highlight was the feeding frenzy they came across on the way back. Several hundred birds of many different species along with whales and dolphins all around the boat made for a great end to the day.

Some good inshore cod earlier this week as well as plenty of pollack

Go Fishing…..

Sea Angling Charters

Operates 12 months of the year and specialise in shark fishing. With experienced skipper Tom Collins the Loch an Iasc is a modern charter company which offers a comprehensive range of services to customers and aims to cater for your every need be it Mackerel, Reef, Wreck, Specimen or Shark fishing.

Telephone: +353 (87) 2792983
E-mail: [email protected]

Irish Deep Sea Charter

Jim and Adrian Nowotynski are a father and son team that skipper the Rod’n’Reel and Boy Scott out of Union Hall and Glandore Harbour.  We have excellent fishing with huge variety all within 45 minutes of leaving port – so more time fishing.
Jim: +353 (0)87 7613171 Adrian: +353 (0)86 3314224
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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
Email: [email protected]