Cork Sea Angling Club held their second last competition of the year at the weekend. Kevin McGowan reports…

There were 9 anglers fishing the second Cork Sea Angling Club competition of the the year. We held the match in Whiting Bay, near Youghal. With a lovely southerly breeze and a lot of surf it looked very promising. The whistle blew at 3 pm and first in with a 38 cm cod was Alan O’Dowling. Not long afterwards was Mark Gargan with a 46 cm bass. But despite the promising conditions the fishing became very slow.

Eventually Alan reeled in a lovely painted ray 79cm – 1cm off a speicmen. Then it was Eric Gosnell’s turn with a beauty – an 81cm painted ray and at the same time Alan brought in another 40cm ray! Noel Cashman had a 67cm dogfish. Colin O’Sullivan had a 46cm bass and Kevin McGowan with a 43cm codling.

It wasn’t our best outing but with one more competition to go it’s getting exciting. There are 3 anglers; Noel Cashman, Kevin McGowan and Mark Gargan all fighting for a place in the master angler 2023. Best of luck!

Go fishing…

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Whiting Bay

Sea angling from Mine Head to Knockadoon Pier