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Mariners SAC break species record!

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Stefan Martin of Killibegs Mariners SAC reports on a new species record…

It’s a red letter day as ten anglers have finally broken the long-standing Mariners SAC record of 23  different species in one day by setting a new record of 25.

On board Michael Callaghan’s Leah C, the Mariners’ club team consisting of Mark Shovlin, Stefan Martin, Pat Cunningham, Cian Callaghan, Cormac Burke, Daragh Mc Guinness, Noel Kennedy, Gerry MC Brearty, Christopher Noctor and guest angler David Mc Cormick, worked hard all day to produce this fantastic array of species which included: thornback, blonde & spotted rays, red, grey & tub gurnards, ballan, cuckoo & goldshinney wrasse, turbot, plaice, dab, flounder, pouting, poor cod, pollock, coalfish, whiting, scad, cod, mackerel, launce, ling, dogfish and the rarely seen bluemouth.

Christopher Noctor was top individual angler on the day with an excellent 15-species total, with David McCormick on 14 and Pat Cunningham on 13. A very special word on the fourth placed angler, 6-year-old Cian Callaghan who certainly played his part on the day, catching 12 species…. remember that name – he’ll be one to watch for the future…

All in all a lovely day in good company fishing in the deep pristine waters under the stunning Sliabh Liag scenery.

Now all we have to do is beat 25 species…. 🙂