Fish of the Month

The Irish Federation of Sea Angling Clubs (IFSA) are running a monthly Fish of the Month competition this summer, with the winners of each category winning a €50 voucher for one of the supporting tackle shops around the country. There are 4 categories – Senior Shore, Senior Boat, Junior Shore and Junior Boat. The competition is open to all IFSA members.


The winners for May were as follows:

Senior Shore – Brian Reidy, with a fine shore-caught spurdog from a west coast mark

A nice spurdog for Brian


Senior Boat – Mark Cahill with a beautiful 88cm smooth hound caught off Co. Dublin

Mark Cahill with his 88cm smooth hound


Junior Shore – Max Roche with a cracking shore-caught tope

A fine tope for young Max Roche


Junior Boat – Jack Walsh with a lovely wrasse

Jack Walsh shows off his great wrasse


The winners of the Senior Shore and Junior Boat will receive a €5- voucher for Halway Angling – a great tackle shop run by Dan Lynch in Halfway, Co. Cork, with an online shop at

The Senior Boat and Junior Shore winners both receive a €50 voucher for Southside Angling – one of the best tackle shops in Dublin. Check out their great online shop here at

Well done to all the winners, and a big thank you to the tackle shops involved for sponsoring the competition.

Get Involved

If you are a member of an IFSA club why not get involved and submit your own fish pic. Check out the great promo video from IFSA member Lisa Gormley below! And if you’re not a member but love sea fishing and want to get involved, find your local sea angling club on