West Cork and District SAC report on their latest competition fished at Ballymacoda last weekend…

Ballybrannagan was supposed to be the venue for our latest club competition but unfortunately the beach was destroyed in weed so we used Ballymacoda as the backup venue.

Lines went out at 6pm and most anglers had fish on the first cast, small school bass and silver eels. The fishing continued like this for the first two hours and Fiona Ryan was the early leader followed closely by Derek Kenrick.

Troy Francis on peg 2 after a slow start, started finding fish regularly and continued this for the remainder of the match. Troy’s 13 fish were enough for him to seal the win on the night.

A bass for Derek in his last cast was enough for him to get second place just beating Fiona, both anglers had 10 fish each.

1st – Troy Francis – 13 fish – 357pts
2nd – Derek Kenrick – 10 fish – 280pts
3rd – Fiona Ryan – 10 fish – 268pts
4th – Stephen O Donovan – 7 fish – 194pts
5th – Barry Connelly – 5 fish – 177pts

Colin Kilbride won the round fish pool with a bass of 36cm and Barry Connelly took the flat fish pool with a surprise painted ray of 63cm. Well done lad’s.

Species on the night consisted of bass, silver eels, flounder, plaice, smelt and painted ray.

Go fishing…

All about West Cork and District SAC…

West Cork and District logoThe club was formed on march 19th 2009, in the small picturesque harbour town of  Kinsale County Cork. We’re an inclusive club, this can be seen in our membership profile; from anglers who are new to match fishing all the way up to members of the Irish World Shore Team 2010, two of which are in the club! The club holds circa 10 competitions per year, members are encouraged to practice a catch and release policy in the interests of conservation. Anybody wishing to join our club is always welcome, just use the contact us page and we will give prospective members full details.

Sea angling from Mine Head to Knockadoon Pier