Well known specimen angler Nicky Ward took advantage of the recent settled weather and decided to go after a few Tope off the Wicklow coast with his sons Conor and Sean. After just a few drops, they had enough bait for a days fishing and headed off to their marks. First up with a fish was Conor age 15 who landed a specimen sized Tope 170 cm in length.

Conor Ward’s 170cm specimen sized Tope


Not willing to let his older brother capture all the glory, Sean aged 11 managed his own specimen Tope of (159 cm).

Sean Ward’s 159cm Tope

Unfortunately, unlucky dad Nicky was unable to match the quality of his son’s Tope and only managed a few small ones..😥. Better luck next time Nicky.