Chris O’Sullivan reports for Tralee Bay Sea Angling Club and their latest competition fished at Cappagh strand last weekend…

Twenty-five anglers made the trip to Delis/Cappa for our 4th outing of the year. Originally we had intended to fish the pier in Fenit for dogs and rays so there was a bit of tactics tweaking required for the change.

Alison was first out of the blocks with a flounder despite her late arrival to the beach. John Oz then landed a fine Bass of 52cm to give everyone a burst of excitement. Unfortunately for most the dogs never showed despite being so plentiful 2 weeks previously.


Flounders made up the majority of the catch until Mick Connie picked up some Turbot and Chris a couple of wrasse. Then Darren confused the whole situation with a doggie followed by Martin with one while Sophie picked away at the flounders.

Mateusz and Paddy picked off a couple as the tide neared low and despite David having a mild breakdown at distance he was doing well on the flounders when he came in.

Low water lead to a lull for some but John Oz, Alison and David kept at the flounders.


Longest round John Oz 52cm bass
Longest flat David Griffin 26cm flat

Junior section
  • 1st Sophie McGowan
  • 2nd Paddy McMahon
  • 3rd Mateusz Talaga
  • 1st David O’Sullivan
  • 2nd Alison O’Sullivan
  • 3rd John Osborne

Chris O’Sullivan

Tralee Bay Sea Angling Club

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