South Shore Sea Angling Club fished the latest round of their master angler series last week. The venue had to be changed as the original venue of Kilcoole was badly weeded up, so they headed to Murrough Beach in Wicklow instead. With the competition kicking off at 8pm and rods in at 1am, it was going to be a late one, and some fishing into darkness was on the cards.

Small Ray were a feature on the night

It proved to be a wise decision, as, from the first cast, anglers were into fish. At this time of year it’s a long-range venue, as anglers aim to target dogs at distance. Luckily, the dogs were there in decent numbers, and there were a fair few ray in the mix as well.

Gurnard also featured in catches

Overall, 333 fish were caught on the night by the 26 anglers (including three juniors) and Eamonn Bermingham came out on top, winning Zone A with 26 fish. Aaron Willet won the junior section with a creditable nine fish, including his first-ever ray. For a full report, see South Shore SAC Facebook page.

A 1am finish meant fishing well into the dark

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