Dave Edwards reports from Courtmacsherry where he made a quick run to sea during at the weekend…
Obviously no charters running for the foreseeable but I had a few hours out in Courtmacsherry Bay on Sunday with Conor O’Reilly on board. Conor is a local engineer and welder. He helps out with maintenance and making new gear so he often takes the opportunity to cast a line when onboard.
He had some good inshore Pollack to 7lb on a dark green savage eel. He looks a bit surprised in this shot though
Nice to see a few fish there even if we won’t be at them for a while yet.
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