Cork Sea Angling Club‘s Kevin McGowan reports on fourth competition of the year, fished at Pilmore…

Cork Sea Angling Club had there fourth competition of the year on Sunday in Pilmore estuary near Youghal, Co Cork and I must say it was the most fun day out I had in a long time. With 15 Anglers showing up on the morning we had our check-in between 9:30 to 10:00 fishing 10:30 to 15:30 and I have to say everything fell into place.

There were over 17 flounder caught and one specimen flounder measuring 46.5cm. I have to get in the half centimetre . There were also 14 bass between the 15 Anglers. It was fantastic fishing, weather was perfect, slight southerly breeze, even a few came away with a tan.

First place went to Martin Fitzgerald with 6 flounder and one of them ended up been a fine specimen at 46 and a half 😆. Second place was Alan O’Dowling with 5 bass and 1 flounder. Third place went to Mark Gargan with 6 bass forth place was Donal Domeney with 3 bass and a flounder and I have to say well done to Frank Cronin one of our oldest members with two fine flounders at 39cm each.

The flounders caught on the day were absolute monsters 46cm, two 39cm, two 38cm, 40cm. It’s a long time since we saw flounders that big and the bass were nice too. Biggest bass on the day was caught by Mark Gargan at 49cm. Bait used was crab.

Well done to everyone that fished.
Kevin McGowan
Cork Sea Angling Club

Go fishing…

Next competition is the 14th of may and it’s our RNLI foundraiser on the Slob Bank in Youghal this competition is an open and we hope to see you show up and support the RNLI, great prize’s to be had on the day .

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