Tom Collins got Loch an Iasc back in the water last week and started his season with some big fish. Tom and his cousins Marty and Jen kicked off the 2022 with blue shark.
After that there were a few tough days at sea but at least the mackerel meant getting bait was easy and some good bullhuss to almost specimen length were landed. At the end of last week there was some schools work done with St Patricks in Skibbereen and the kids involved had a great time with a fine haul of fish and plenty of smiles.
Then it was back to work with some Dutch anglers on Monday. There has been a good mix of species landed with Bluemouth making an appearance on some deep marks and bullhuss providing entertainment when the wind kept the boat closer to shore.
They had and interesting day on the skate grounds on Wednesday. Ab hooked into a big fish just as the tide turned and brought it close to the surface 3 times over the space of 3 hours before his line parted. We will never know what it was!
Piet saved the blank in the last half an hour with a nice 162lb female landed in 30mins in a running tide.
Yesterday there was a change of pace and all onboard enjoyed blue skies, blue shark, bluemouth and some big whiting.