The Killybegs Mariners caught some fantastic fish over the weekend, including a very fine bass for Diarmuid and a mix of species for Johnny including a double figure conger eel. A session at the mini species for Cormac caught him tompots, shore rockling and blennies.

David McCormick won the Killybegs sea angling club boat species competition with 11 species on Saturday (17 species between the two boats).

The Mariner’s ninth league outing took place last Friday night on the summer retreat of Narin and the coral white sandy beach beside the village in West Donegal. Nine anglers made the trip and conditions were calm and overcast, which made fishing pleasant. Fish were hard to come by for the first hour or two.

First counter was a nice 33cm flounder for Stefan. Closely followed by a nice double shot for Gavin. Then a 35cm for Sean as the fish came on the feed all along the beach at the same time. Pat and Cormac also got counting size fish. Another few counters for Gavin saw him take the overall win on the night as the run died away again as quickly as it started.

  • 1st overall on the night cash prize was won by Gavin Dorrian.
  • 2nd overall was won by Sean O’Donnell.
  • Longest flattie prize was won by Stefan Martin – 33cm flounder.

Sea angling in Donegal