Stefan Martin of Killibegs Mariners SAC reported on a couple of days species hunting off the north west coast:

Day one was on a private boat where the four anglers managed 21 species between them, which was just two shy of their record of 23.

Day two was onboard charter skipper Adrian Molloy’s boat. Adrian is best known as one of the top Bluefin Tuna skippers in Ireland but he was able to produce the goods for the smaller species too.

The lads caught fish all day long with treble hook ups of dabs, gurnards and whitings mixed in with plenty of cod, coalies, pollack, ray and some cracking turbot. There were 17 species to the boat in total with Cormac Burke getting the highest individual score of 14.