Kit Dunne of Wicklow Boat Charters reports that another Wicklow trip for brothers Henk and Wim Theulings this week has produced another two specimen tope! It’s not the first time for Henk to get in on the specimen awards, this one a fine fish of 159cm length and 61cm girth while brother Wim had a 161cm X 60cm girth. Plenty of hounds were also boated, along with many more small tope and a fine ray of over 13lb.
Earlier in the week there were congrats for Ronan Cooper with a specimen tope 157cm and Jason Perry with a specimen hound of 107cm, while commiserations went to Derek O’Keefe for his near miss at 102.5cm. Three more fish were weighed in at around 10lb.
There were also plenty of fish for Anthony Lee’s group – hounds, huss, spotted ray and a fine lobster while Paul Smith and crew got three tope before 9am.