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Carrigaline Deep Sea Anglers host Munster Open Boat Competition

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John Dennehy reports on the recent Munster Open Boat Competition:

Irish Federation of Sea Anglers club, Carrigaline Deep Sea Anglers, hosted the Munster Open Boat Competition on Sunday last. Twenty-eight anglers from Cork, Kerry, Dublin and Mayo took to the sea on local charter boats, Lagosta 11, Camden Mist, and Osprey 11 and a total of 674 fish were captured and returned. The weather in the morning was drizzly and later turned fresh northwesterly and two 3 hour sessions were fished, the first at anchor and the second at drift. The winner of the Captain Paul Saul Memorial salver was Stephen Hurley of Carrigaline DSAC, second was John Dennehy, and third place was Jamie Murphy all from Carrigaline DSAC. Fish counts were 61, 59 and 30 respectively.

The team event which is always hotly contested between the harbour clubs, was won by Carrigaline A team consisting of Stephen Hurley, John Dennehy, Jamie Murphy and Pat Condon, with 594 points. Second were Cobh A with 384 points and third were Crosshaven A with 377 points. Thanks to MPC President Eric Gosnell who presented the silverware and also Crosshaven SAC for the use of their clubhouse. Also thanks to the skippers for making sure everyone had an enjoyable day: Mick, Anthony Lane, and Alan Kennedy.