The Killybegs Mariners SAC lined out under a star-studded sky for their latest club competition last weekend. The 23 anglers enjoyed near-perfect fishing conditions, with a mild night and weedless sea making for a very enjoyable evening.

Fine night for a spot of beach fishing

Luckily, the fish didn’t put a dampener on things, as catches were steady on the night, with some fine turbot putting in a show, with one angler, Shane Cunningham managing an impressive 9 counting turbot to 36cm. Anglers who drew pegs 1-3 were particularly busy, as that end of the beach saw some frantic action over the space of an hour with a fish on every cast.

Plenty of turbot on the go

Ine the end, Cormac Burke fought off some strong competition with 12 counting fish (flounder, turbot, dogs, whiting & coley) to win with a total of 464 points. Close behind, also with 12 counters was John Cunningham on 413 points. Dessie O’Keeny won the longest flattie prize with a lovely turbot of 37cm.