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Late season Blues for West Cork Charters

Dave Edwards of West Cork Charters has been tagging Bluefin this year as part of the Tuna CHART programme. He had some scientists aboard last week and was scouting around to see if there were any Bluefin still about. Having tried inshore to no avail, he decided to take a 20km run offshore to some clearer waters. But, when, that didn’t throw up any sign of BFT either he wasn’t about to waste a good day on the water and decided to take a punt on there being some late-season Blue Shark around. And, his punt paid off with a cracking specimen sized blue that is the latest in the season ever recorded as part of the Marine Sportfish Tagging Programme.
Dave also got the first blue shark of the year this year so he has nicely bookended the shark season. There are some great underwater shots of the blue on his Facebook page.

Go fishing…

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
Email: [email protected]

Web: www.irelandseaangling.com