Galway Bay Sac held the third leg of their club Master Angler competition on Lettergesh beach at the weekend. A good swouthwesterly blow the previous day made for a welcome change from easterlies for the previous competitions. Despite the blow, the surf was smaller than expected and thankfully weed-free for the most part. After a shower at check-in, the day stayed fair, with long sunny spells and mild temperatures – a beautiful day on the beach for all those fishing!

Waiting for a bite
Unfortunately the fine day didn’t bring in the fish in numbers. Colin Harty won the competition with 4 flats, which all arrived in the first hour.


Colin with one of his winning catch, a nice flounder
Gary Harty took 2nd with a third flat on the last cast. Brian Reidy was 3rd with 2 flats early doors. Conor Murray found a dogfish on an otherwise quiet day.
Mila Harty took first for the juniors with Danny Harty in 2nd.
No blanks for the juniors at another competition.


Hopefully the next leg in Glassilaun will see the flats back in numbers with the april sea water temp rising.


Sunshine on Lettergesh beach


Fishing on Lettergesh beach

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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