One of the most prolific shore anglers we know is Joe Chambers, a member of Corrane SAC in southwest Co. Mayo. Joe and other club members have been enjoying some great fishing lately, with rock and beach fishing both producing plenty of species.

 

As the water temperature in the bay reaches over 10°c the baitballs of sandeels and sprat have returned to our shores. Evident by the constant bird activity of Gannets, Terns and gulls as they dive through the water. And with the small fish, come the big fish.

Over the past few weeks Eoin has been out on the beaches hitting some nice Sea Trout, Coalies and Flounder on fish baits.
Sea trout
Turbot
A pier session resulted in plenty of dogs and rockling for the lads.
The ever reliable dogfish
Rockling
On the rocks with an array of lures come the pollack to a nice average size of over 50cm for Joe while Dabs and flounder hoover baits on the bottom.
A beautiful chunky wrasse for Joe
Dab and flounder
Conger eel
Pauric and Fiacra had a beach session that resulted in doubles and trebles of small turbot and flounder with even a Dab making an appearance in the shallow surf.”
A nice dab

The Corrane crew are really proving that shore fishing in Ireland can produce a fantastic variety of species and provide tremendous sport. It certainly makes me want to get out there and wet a line!

 

Go Fishing

Corrane SAC is a very active club based in south/west Mayo, with competitions and regular outings to many Mayo beaches and rock marks. Like most clubs, they welcome new members and novice anglers. Check them out on their Facebook page here.