Specimen smooth-hound specialist Kit Dunne has reported the first specimen hound of the year for Wicklow Boat Charters. The larger hounds move into the Wicklow Bay area in early summer and provide great sport to anglers over the summer months. Earlier in the week, Frank Hall became the proud owner of a Wicklow Charters polo shirt for bagging the first specimen, and plenty of anglers will no doubt be beating a trail down to Wicklow in the coming months hoping to bag a big one for themselves.

Catch of the Week winner Frank Hall with the first specimen hound of the year for Wicklow Boart Charters
Another decent sized hound

Tope are starting to feature more prominently in catches too, and Dean Markey managed the best of the week at 1.5 metres. We know there are bigger ones in there, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing plenty of specimens over the coming months.

35lb Tope for Dean

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Kit Dunne
Wicklow Boat Charters

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