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Killybegs Mariners get a lashing in Kerry


A few of the Killybegs Mariners SAC made the long hike to Co. Kerry recently for a species hunt in which they hoped to better their 2022 tally of 25 different species. Whereas 2022 saw them basking under a sweltering sun, 2023’s trip was a very different prospect, as after a couple of days of reasonable weather, the remainder of their trip turned into somewhat of an endurance test, as high winds and horizontal rain lashed them from all sides…

A conger scratched off the species list

Given the conditions, it was always a longshot that they would manage their target of 25+ species, but they gave it a hell of a try, and they fell just short of the mark, with 23 species recorded for their efforts. But that’s not the whole story, as amongst the catches were a duo of first-ever huss and undulate ray, along with a couple of new club records for huss and red mouthed goby. For a full report on their adventures in the kingdom, see the Killybegs Mariners Facebook page.

An undulate ray