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First porbeagle of the season goes to West Cork Charters


No, it’s not a misprint or mistake… Dave Edwards of West Cork Charters has bagged the first porbeagle of the year… in early January. Seeing a gap in the weather, he headed offshore to see if he could rustle up a blue shark or two and was rewarded with a very early-season porbeagle. He was on his own, so he decided to release the fish at the side of the boat as it was in the 80-100lb zone, and still pretty lively, and bringing it onboard may have injured it. But he did take some video that captured the moment of the take. It’s great to see shark active around the coast this early in the year. Hopefully, we will hear of a few more of them in the coming weeks.

Go fishing…

West Cork Charters operates the Silver Dawn, a 41′ Rodman 1250 with twin 430 HP Engines out of Courtmacsherry. The range of fishing found within close range of Courtmacsherry is superb, with trips producing anything between 6 and 15 different species as a norm and in excess of 20 is possible if anglers are prepared to change methods and use different baits and lures throughout their trip. As a rule mackerel, pollock, cod and ling are usually encountered but several species of wrasse along with whiting, pouting, coalfish, bull huss, conger and many more are often added to the catch.
If you do choose to head offshore to sample the superb shark fishing available within 10 miles of Courtmacsherry, there is a very strong chance of encountering blue sharks and an increasing chance of bringing a porbeagle shark to the boat.

Address: The Pier, Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork.
Telephone: +353 (83) 449 1403
Email: [email protected]

Web: www.irelandseaangling.com