On the 30th of July a party of anglers from Northern Ireland set out from Killala Harbour for a days fishing out in the bay on board LEAH. The weather was dull with North West winds moderate at first and to get fresher. Plenty of mackerel were landed and the skipper then drifted over some rocky ground with some nice pollock up to 8lbs being caught along with pouting and cuckoo wrasse.
The winds freshened and the skipper went for shelter and spent the rest of the day drifting over sand. Several drifts produced nice rays, among them were thornbacks and blondes. Plenty of lesser spotted dogs were also caught. The best of the catch was a lovely painted ray just shy of the Irish specimen weight. All the rays were returned alive to the water.
Vessel: Leah – 36′ Ocean Tramp. 180 HP Turbo Ford
Skipper: Donal Kennedy
Base: Enniscrone Operational area: P5.
From Enniscrone and Killala within a 30 mile radius.
Notes: Reef, shark wreck and general deep sea fishing.
Address: ‘Atlantic Mist’, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo.
Telephone: +353 96 36644 or +353 86 8174509 Fax:
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