West Cork Charters skipper Dave Edwards reports from Courtmacsherry…

Had a chance to get offshore during the brief settled weather and the lads made the most of it.

Bert McGregor added 6 new species to his list for 2022 including Ling, Conger, Blue Whiting, Spurdog, Blue Shark and amazingly a Blue Skate.

blue skate
Blue skate, a variety of common skate an individual species opinion is divided. One this is for sure though they are a lovely looking fish.

A fantastic performance on the eve of his 70th birthday and the fact that Bert managed to get a 45lb Blue Skate up to the surface from 380ft on a size 2 Whiting hook made his day even more special.

Martin Kennedy had Blue Shark and some great Ling among his catch but he really went to town on the Whiting with many between 2lb 8oz and 2lb 14oz, with one drop resulting in an incredible 15lb total weight between 7 fish.

Whiting by the stringful

Go fishing

West Cork Charters

Address Courtmacsherry Cork Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 83 449 1403 Website: westcorkcharters.com

Sea angling from Kinsale and Courtmacsherry