Home Sea angling reports Rebels SAC return to the Slob Bank, Jacob Murphy takes the win

Rebels SAC return to the Slob Bank, Jacob Murphy takes the win

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The Slob Bank, Youghal
The Slob Bank, Youghal

SUNDAY THE 15TH OF OCTOBER SAW THE REBELS head for Youghal to fish the slob bank from 3:30pm to 8:30pm. Shane Olden reports…

We fished roughly 2.5hrs either side of high water and with a light but fresh breeze with a sting. It was starting to feel more like autumn thank god. With the first frost of the year and a change coming in a few members had to pull out on the day with being under the weather if not choked up with the flu unfortunately.

First out of 11 angler’s on the day to find the fish and like a bullet was DEAN MURPHY with a lovely flounder high in the 30s, only to loose him at his feet as his lead got caught up in a rock. Next was myself with an undersize whiting, followed by JACOB MURPHY with the only sizeable whiting on the day of 18cms. Ready for road after that was the MONK himself NOAH TAHRAN with a 27cm flounder. Next on the board with a welcomed sight of a dog fish to make up the gap was JIM COTTER. A glimmer of hope for myself so I thought, but 2 promising bites never materialised (a good size coalie and a hefty flounder going by the bite but they never committed in the end).

A phone call and pics from across the water on Ferry Point from a club member’s friend letting us know he just got 3 codling around the 3lb mark gave us something to hope for when darkness fell in properly and to make up for the lack of bass and flounder so far. As the tide turned to go out and after roughly 2 hrs of darkness those codling never showed. With all distances checked and some lads well able to hit the channel and more they obviously weren’t there in good enough numbers to be caught by us.

Keeping her lit in between the whiting which were hammering the baits and shredding them before anything else got a look in was myself with a 28cm bass. With that in the last 45 minutes of a dropping tide the lads to my left got hit with a flurry of bass. Also missing a few and DEAN MURPHY hooking a right monster only for his snood to snap on the way in. Next on the bass and his first countable fish of the day was JIM MELLIS JNR with a 30cm school bass. As quick as he was landed the MONK TAHRAN was back on with a 33cm bass. Nicely done from the opposite end was JIM COTTER with a 46cm bass. Back to NOAH and Jim Mellis with another bass each. Missing a few sizeable bass at that time was JACOB MURPHY, only to turn things on its head with a fine pair of bass to add to his tally, and with 15 minutes left on the clock it was just enough for JACOB to push out in front for the blow of the whistle.

PLACINGS ON THE DAY :

  • 1ST JACOB MURPHY
  • 2ND JIM COTTER
  • 3RD NOAH TAHRAN
  • 4TH JIM MELLIS JNR
  • 5TH SHANE OLDEN

Baits used were FRESH CRAB, LUG WORM, RAG WORM, RAZOR CLAM AND FISH BAITS. The rigs of choice were mostly 2/3 HOOK CLIPPED DOWN , 2/3 HOOK FLAPPERS , AND LOOP RIGS.

We’d like to give a big thank you to Mathew white from Youghal who is a friend of one of our members. Matt kindly offered to come meet us on the day and get some drone footage of the competition. He put a video together for us which can be seen here.

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Rebels SACRebels SAC are based in Cork and are are always happy to welcome new members.

As usual there will be a what’s app button at the top of our Facebook page for anybody looking to contact us with a view to becoming a member for our 2024 season or for us to help with any queries you may have about the club . Thanks to all who turned out on the day, looking forward to the next comp already, and seeing you all out again please god. Catch you on the next one UP THE REBELS

The REBEL COUNTY SEA ANGLERS will be open for membership through out the year and we can be contacted by , mobile 083 0198017, what’s app, messenger, facebook, and Instagram . Looking forward to the next comp already and hopefully some cod and ray to add to the usuals . Catch you on the next one ……… UP THE REBELS

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https://www.facebook.com/rebelcountyseaanglingclub/

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