Reports were received recently on sea angling in the Dublin and Wicklow areas during Dec 2020.

Boat and shore angling

Dublin Bay boat anglers caught good numbers of spurdogs averaging 0.5kg. Similarly, shore anglers caught spurdog pups on the North Wicklow beaches. This is heartening as these fish had virtually disappeared for years.

North Wicklow and Dublin

Fishing on the North Wicklow beaches, shore anglers caught beach flounders and some whiting. However, despite the difficult conditions, Arklow beach produced good numbers of species. These included dabs, some bearded rockling and an occasional flounder. At the same time, strap congers were being taken by anglers fishing along the piers in Dublin.