Killybegs Mariners SAC had some great fishing over the weekend. Read their reports below…

9 September: First league outing took place last night on the most popular beach in Donegal and unseasonal mid summer type heat had thousands enjoying the last dregs of summer as we landed to the location.
A decision was easy to make to delay the starting time and fishing could start as the bathers made for home or to sit on the dunes for the stunning sunset and lightening storm inland behind the hotel.

A great turnout of 29 anglers fished. First cast produced a fine double shot of 34cm and 31cm flounders for Darren and lots of weever fish all along taking the baits.

It’s a beach that could produce any species on its day and a large selection of species were caught including scad, whiting, pollack, trout, small eyed ray, weever and flounder.
Scores were close at the end but a small eyed ray along with flounders and whiting were enough to score 212pts winning €120 for Gavin Dorrian.

2nd place with flounders, weever, pollack and whiting for 201pts and €60 was John Cunningham

Longest flattie prize of €60 was a fine 36cm flounder for Ryan McGinley.

And the lucky peg draw at the end of €58 was won by Sean Harte.

Well done to all out enjoying the fishing. Next outing details will be on the messenger and here again.

10 September: Warm Donegal bay waters are alive with all forms of fish, whales and tuna at the moment and producing some great fishing for our shore anglers.
Float fishing light lines Cormac Burke had 5 garfish, pollack and wrasse while Cormac Duddy also had some fine wrasse to 45cm and a dragonette.

12 September: Killybegs Mariners Catch of the week this week goes to John Cunningham with a shore caught trigger fish. Thanks to Dave Ogilvie for tipping us off that shoals of triggers were on a local mark feeding in close John ventured the next morning and had a great scrap on a light rod float fishing the triggers. Great fishing.
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Go Fishing…

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Next competition

Next league outing will take place this Friday September 15th on Narin strand with fishing from 19.30pm – 23.30pm.

Contact Noel to book your peg. New anglers always welcome to join in***.
Should be fun

***Non members can fish 2 league outings before they have to join the club. If a non member wins any of the prizes their winnings must be paid towards paying their membership.

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