Dave Edwards of West Cork Charters reports on the recent fishing onboard his boat the Silver Dawn:
The last two weeks have seen a mix of distant wreck and shark fishing, and the last four days we have had families out amongst the fish. Henry O’Flynn caught some fine Pollack out with his parents, and Katie and James Lynn got amongst the shark with their dad Sean.
Our best fish this week was undoubtedly Conor Ward’s 130lb + specimen Blue was the stand-out fish, with brother Sean and dad Nick also getting amongst the shark.
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