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Eye of the storm gives South Shore SAC a welcome window


All eyes were on the weather last week, as reports of very high winds with gusts up to force 10 meant that the latest round of the South Shore SAC competition schedule was in the balance right up to Saturday morning. But, spotting a gap in the weather, they made the brave call to go ahead with the match and hope that the forecasted drop-off in winds materialised.

And their bravery was rewarded, as anglers arriving for the 7pm start, found settled seas and relatively windless skies. The preceding blow seemed to have got the fish well stirred up, and anglers were happy to find plenty of fish on the go from the outset.

Whiting, dabs and ray were all showing well, but much like their previous match, it was dogfish that were the mainstay on the night. Brothers Gavin & Ciaran Fogerty were drawn together in Zone A, and with themselves and Eamon Bermingham all hitting dogs a-plenty, it was nip & tuck between them. It was a similar story on Zone B as a handful of anglers dogged it out for the top spot.

But, as the evening progressed, it was the wind that started to call the shots, as the lull in the storm drew to a close, and with winds beginning to ramp up, it was decided to end the competition early after just over 3 hours fishing. In Zone A, it was a close call that was ultimately decided in Gavin’s favour for having the better size of fish, also winning him the overall prize on the night. Similarly, Ian Daly saw his better size of fish land him the top spot in Zone B. See full report on South Shore SAC Facebook page.