Galway Bay Sac held the first leg of their club Master Angler competition recently on Renvyle stony beach in far west Connemara. A beautiful evening greeted the anglers, with a gorgeous sunset providing the backdrop.

Renvyle sunset

Anglers lined the beach in expectation, with first casts at 6.00pm.

Renvyle beach
Waiting for the sun to go down

Fishing was slow until dusk, but picked up thereafter. Dogfish were the main catch, keeping everyone fairly busy.

Chris with the longest fish of the night, a 66cm doggie

The winner on the night was new member, and first time competitor Conor Murray. Conor had 7 dogfish, pipping Brian Reidy into second with 6 dogs and a rockling.

First time winner Conor Murray (left) with Brian Reidy

One member, Colin Harty, had a minor disaster when both his main headlamp, and his backup, failed. An engineer by trade, this was no problem to Colin, who jerry rigged a headlamp using hurling tape and his phone to provide some light. We bow down to his ingenuity!



Go Fishing

Galway Bay Sea Angling Club is a progressive club based in Galway, but fishing competitions along the west coast. New members are always welcome, and every level of experience is catered for, with social outings right up to competitions held throughout the year. If you’re looking to get into sea angling in the west, check them out here