David Edwards reports from Courtmacsherry…
Inshore fishing has been very patchy with some days producing good cod, ling and pollack and others finding us struggling to get a decent bend in the rods. Mackerel have all but disappeared again although we did find a few before heading offshore on Tuesday.
The Blue Sharks are going well but a little further offshore than usual as the inshore water temperature is unseasonably low. Porbeagles continue to put in an appearance on most shark trips with the best being a solid male fish that fell to Conor O’Reilly of Shannonvale…again!
West Cork Charters
All sharks are tagged and released. For further information on IFI’s Marine Sport Fish Tagging Programme and how it contributes to scientific knowledge of the distribution of different species please check: https://www.fisheriesireland.ie/Tagging/marine-sport-fish-tagging-programme.html
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