Terry O Donovan reports on the West Cork and District SAC match at Cobh on March 1st…

The Westies were back out in force on Sunday night with 16 anglers making the trip to the harbour venue.
Some new faces again joining the ranks and a massive welcome to them, Tom Collins his son Evan, Pete Davis and welcome back to a familiar face from seasons past Derek Kenrick.

The angling was slow from the off, in spite of good numbers having been foretold by those in the know before the match began. Also in a complete reversal of predictions, the best of the fishing was coming from the shallower end in the high pegs.

The Collins team getting well stuck in and showing us how it’s done. Colin and Jason on the high pegs were finding steady fish at close range also in the higher pegs. Sod also showing his talent finding the fish.

It was a night of curiosities with some unusual catches being accounted for, lobsters, brown crab and even a river lamprey came in over the rails firmly attached to the gills of Jason’s Whiting. A rarity that we might go the rest of our lives without seeing another.

As the night passed Jason, Colin, Sod, Tom and Evan had found the flow and were all tussling for the pole position.

The whistle went at 10.30pm and Jason Hamilton had done enough, on what is only his second club outing, to secure the win with 14 fish. A massive well done to Jason!

Between the anglers a total of 103 fish were caught and catches were made up of Whiting, Pouting, Codling, Rockling, Dogfish, Poor Cod, Dab, Blenneys, Lobster, Brown Crab and Lamprey.

Biggest round Jp Molloy 35cm Whiting
Biggest flat Lee Meiklejohn 16cm Dab


  1. Jason Hamilton 14 fish 326 points
  2. Tom Collins 11 fish 294 points
  3. Colin O Sullivan 11 fish 277 points
  4. Sod
  5. Jp Molloy
  6. Derek Kenrick
  7. Terry O Donovan
  8. Steven Hurley
  9. Pete Davis
  10. Gearoid McCarthy/ Jason Convery

Junior winner Evan Collins 6 Fish

Terry O’Donovan
West Cork and District Sea Angling Club

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