Chris O’Sullivan reports for Tralee Bay Sea Angling Club and their latest competition fished at the weekend…
So the second match of the year couldn’t of been more different than the first. Fish from all angles start to finish and for anyone paying attention a massive amount of headlights running around In the dark. Some headlights better than others as Connie was on power saving mode most of the night and definitely didn’t forget to charge his headlight.
Missed doggy bites were a feature of the match at the start as the fish played with the baits. Whiting, rockling, flounder, pouting, Dogfish bull huss and the mother load of coalies made up the catches.
Some weed came on in the lower pegs which caused some hardship for the anglers but none more so than Finn Healy so said he lost 23 rigs… Ned embraced the carnage to get some dogs out of the weed even though he lost some traces. Janis was making his debut with the club and hammered coalies from start to finish. Martin Conway who was returning to the club after a number of years away was also into the fish.
It’s fantastic to see all the new club members mixing so well with the regular anglers it’s certainly driving the club on. Ivan, Connie, John Sheehan, Conor and Peter Fitz were all tipping away at the fish and it really was hectic. Barry Fiona Troy David and Liz the same – dogs and coalies. Chris in the middle stuck to the doggies and was having some success at distance with two treble shots accounting for 300 points.
Luke Hannafin stuck out the rotten rain to get 6 fish on the card and take the junior winners title with a mix of coalies and flounder.
The last 90 mins of the match we got soaked with freezing rain but I don’t remember a match when nobody cared so little about being wet,frozen or sandy.
Before we go to the results here is some video on the night:
So with 23 fish and 20 fish it turns out there was a tie between John Sheehan and Janis Liseckis with Janis taking 3rs by virtue of his 64cm dog vs John’s 60cm dog
1st junior Luke Hannifin 6 fish 172pts
4th place John Sheehan 20 fish 626pts 60cm dog
3rd Janis Liseckis 23fish 626pts 64cm dog beats John.
2nd Chris O’Sullivan 16 fish 679pts
1st Ned Fitzpatrick 24 fish 770 pts
Longest round fish bull huss 53cm Chris O’Sullivan
Longest Flat flounder 31cm David O’Sullivan
Good luck to our Munster anglers fishing for a place on the Irish team on Valentine’s weekend; David, Chris, Martina, Donna, Rose, Bobby, Finn tight lines.
Next competiton is the 21st of March on Inch Strand fishing 5 to 9pm
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