The members of South Shore SAC were on Kilgorman Strand for the latest round of their Master Angler competition. And, as we are nearing the end of May, and temperatures have been rising, they were hoping to see some summer species in the catches.

A fine looking east coast smoothie

When a 90cm smoothhound was beached by Michael O’Sullivan on his first cast, things were certainly looking promising for the competitors. It wasn’t the only smoothie of the day, and anglers made the most of the bit of variety, landing flatties, dogs, schoolies and a very nice adult bass for Ruari Coleman.

Plenty of smoothie action

So, after an eventful day, it was John Keane who clocked up a win as he topped Zone B with seven quality fish. Chris Scanlon claimed a zone win as he finished top of the rankings on Zone A. For a full report, see the South Shore SAC Facebook Page.