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Nice run of flounders for Killybegs Mariners despite calm conditions


Killybegs Mariners report on their penultimate league outing…

Sixteen anglers lined the beach last week for the penultimate league outing of the season on a dead calm blue sky evening which gave one of those beautiful crimson sunsets over the village of Inver.

Hopes weren’t high with the calm conditions but there was a nice run of flounders zooming about when wading out and a lot of small fish undersize of our 20cm minimum and mostly in the low or mid 20s with the longest being 34cm for Cormac and a 31cm for Stefan along with 30cm fish for John C and Darren.

Ready for the off

A few nice doubles were got along the beach with a nice lead for Stefan early on which was slowly eroded by our man returning from a serious back injury Cormac Burke who was seated in a deck chair all evening and just dropping out very light tackle very close in which found a nice run of big fish to level the amount caught at the end of the night but the longer sizes meant winning well in first place. Pretty sure after a few months laid up that was very enjoyable…well done!

31cm flounder for Stefan

Longest flatties money was €46 split between John Cunningham and Darren Rawdon with 30cm flounders.

2nd overall with 141 points winning €46 was Stefan Martin

And 1st overall with 168 points winning €92 was Cormac Burke.

Calm conditions

Well done to all out enjoying the fishing!

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