David Edwards reports that Henry Kelly celebrated his 50th birthday by catching 16 blue shark on the Silver Dawn. This incredible haul of sharks wins Henry Catch of the Week…

The weather has restricted the number of charters completed this week but inshore has been generally fishing well for Cod and Pollack in particular with mackerel still very much hit and miss.

The highlight this week was Henry Kelly deciding to celebrate his 50th birthday by chartering Silver Dawn on his own for a solo effort on the sharks.

He managed a incredible 16 Blue Sharks on Tuesday with the largest making specimen size.

Blue shark about to be released
Henry Kelly celebrated his 50th birthday by catching 16 blue sharks on the Silver Dawn

There can’t be many better ways to celebrate your 50th, well done Henry.

David Edwards,
West Cork Charters

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