People:Donal Domeney,John W,Brendan,Don ,Donogh ,David C,JD,David M
Duration: 9:30 am – 4 pm
Tide: High Water at 4pm
Weather: Cloudy, the brightening up nicely.
Bait: Rag,crab,mack etc
Results:Pollack,Balllan Wrasse,Cuckoo Wrasse,Pouting,Cod,Ling,Coalfish,Dab,Grey Gurnard (174 fish total)
We had decided that we would try as a club to get our boat trips going again and we have booked 3 trips this year. First trip was with Dick Hayes on The Enterprise at Kilmore Quay. I had a short run from my parent’s house in Wexford but others had been up early to make the trip down. In at least one case after a rather late night
We eventually were all on the boat and it wasn’t long before we started our first drift. Donogh and Brendan both managed a nice cod, with Brendan also managing a ling. I was struggling, and ended up with just 3 fish for the morning Totting up the scores in the cabin Donal Domeney was ahead, having caught 10 fish and 4 species.
We started the first afternoon drift with the day brightening up nicely. I started picking up a few wrasse and pollack, and then a nice coalie, with a nice dab soon after. Tipped bloodworm rigs worked well for me, sometimes with a long flowing trace above. We were all quite happy to keep going until 4pm when we took our lines in.
I was a point ahead of Brendan for the afternoon, but overall Donal Domeney took the honours for the day.
Donal Domeney 189 Brendan O'Dwyer 181 John Waldron 164
Well done to Brendan, coming second and also picking up six species.
I’m sure the others will add their reports to this thread .
Many thanks to Dick Hayes, and to Shamrock Tackle for the sponsorship.