Kilalla Bay Homelyn ray

Being confined to Killala Bay due to challenging weather further out to sea did not limit five anglers last Monday on board ‘Leah’ skippered by Donal Kennedy. On a species hunt, fishing out of Killala, a nice variety of species was encountered, including some of the old reliables. Pollack up to 65 cm, coalies, and both ballan and cuckoo wrasse were prominent in catches, as well as pouting to 33 cm. Wind and tide combined to keep the boat moving along but not too fast as dogfish and some homelyn ray (to 55 cm) were picked up on a long drift. Some cracking dab (up to 35 cm) fell to fish baits on the same drift. Mackerel were still relatively scarce, although some were picked up at different times during the day. Various drifts on named marks in the bay produced additional species over the day, including poor cod, grey and tub Gurnard, and some small ling.

One of the groups took some time out the following day to fish some shore marks in that area and reported some excellent action with ballan and corkwing wrasse.

Shore caught wrasse


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36′ Ocean Tramp. 180 HP Turbo Ford
Skipper: Donal Kennedy
Licence: 1006
Base: Enniscrone Operational area: P5.
From Enniscrone and Killala within a 30 mile radius.

Notes: Reef, shark wreck and general deep sea fishing.

Trips on the MV Leah offer a fantastic fishing experience, from a full day’s shark fishing to a short mackerel fishing trip.

As well as catering for the serious angler we offer a range of other services including family trips, pleasure trips and dolphin watching… there is something for everyone.

Contact: Donal Kennedy
AddressEnniscrone SligoIrelandMobile Phone: +353 86 8174509Phone: +353 96 36644Website:

Sea angling in the Sligo / Mayo area