Rebel SAC fished Ballycrenan Beach last week. Shane Olden reports…

Sunday – funday

Last minute decision to head out for a 3/4 hour session on Ballycrenane beach for 4 of the lads. Mainly out just to break the week before all go back to work and as usual there’s always a few species to add to our species hunt list.

Conditions were tough but not as tough as it would have being on most other beaches.  We were sheltered from the bitter easterly wind by the lay of the land to our left thank God. The first casts were made in daylight and Jacob caught a lovely ray early on. And I got a nice shiny bass to get things going. It wasn’t hectic by any means but once we found a way with the conditions we were all starting to pick away at the fish and Jason and Noah soon found form as well. As I said, we weren’t out for long, just until past dusk, but it wasn’t to be snuffed at on a beautiful spring Sunday afternoon.

In the mix on the day were bass, ray, flounder, bullhuss and plenty of dogfish to keep us interested. Baits used were maddie’s, black lug, crab, razor and sandeel, with sandeel doing most of the damage. Not bad for quick burst.


Looking forward to our next scheduled club competition at this venue. Fingers crossed it will be on form on the day as it will be our last comp of the year until June when we fish our smoothound competition as usual.

In the mean time we will keep you posted on any fishing trips as the REBEL’S continue through the summer months on our club species hunt which always throws up something good.

Our lines of contact will always be open throughout the year for new members or anyone looking to get into the sport


Go fishing…

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