Pete Davis of West Cork and District SAC on the club’s first outing of 2024…

Our 2024 season got underway on Saturday evening, a big welcome to our new members Richie Gormley, Alan O’Dowling, Barry Connelly, Fiona Ryan, Brian Murphy, Mick O’Callaghan, Aidan O’Sullivan and David Kennedy.

Garrylucas 5pm – 9pm was the venue. The north easterly winds leading up to this match were not ideal however nobody is in control of this. The first hour of this match was dire with only 3 fish making an appearance, but things changed quickly in the second hour. Troy Francis took the early lead with a treble shot of a pair of rockling and a 36cm Coalie which would eventually win the pools. JP Molloy finally got fish on his card after his second flounder walk, Colin O’Sullivan on peg 2 had a pair of dogfish to keep the pressure on, new member Aidan O Sullivan was now finding rockling keeping him in the running.

The second and third hour of the match fished best with the lead changing numerous times. Barry O’Rourke, after a slow start, was now on the rockling and up there with the leaders but going into the last 30 minutes Derek Kenrick finished very strong with 7 fish to add to the other 12 on his card to win the match. Well done Derek.


Species on the night consisted of flounder, rockling, LSD, sand smelt, coalfish, pollock and whiting.


  • 1st- Derek Kenrick 19 fish- 393 pts
  • 2nd- Troy Francis 16 fish – 317pts
  • 3rd – Aidan O Sullivan 14 fish -299pts
  • 4th – JP Molloy 16 fish – 298pts
  • 5th – Stephen O Donovan 14 fish -291pts
Biggest Flat fish
  • Derek Kenrick 29cm flounder
Biggest Round fish
  • Troy Francis 36cm Coalfish

Go fishing…

Our next club fixture is scheduled for Monkstown on Sunday Feb 4th, contact us on messenger if you would like to join up.

Best wishes all!

Pete Davis
West Cork and District Sea Angling Club

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 Kinsale and Courtmacsherry