May 12th Tullan Strand, Bundoran, County Donegal
June 9th Wicklow beaches
July 21st Wexford Beaches All Ireland Smooth hound Championships (OPEN)
July 22nd Wexford Beaches
August 18th Cappaclough Co. Kerry
October 13th Long strand, Co. Cork
December 1st Youghal Beach All Ireland Cod Championships (OPEN)
December 2nd Reserve Date, Youghal Area.
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All competitions above, including Opens, count towards the SAISAC Master Angler.
Sea Angling Ireland SAC is open for membership. You may join online at
A total of 80 anglers traveled to take part in this event. It was a pleasant evening with anglers stretched along Youghal and Redbarn Beaches.
On the beaches…
Fishing was steady, but cod were in sort supply. At 9.00pm lines were reeled in and the anglers returned to The Walter Raleigh to tally the score cards and for the Prizegiving.
There was a total of 399 fish caught by the anglers, the species caught were Whiting, Dogfish, Painted Ray, Coalfish, Flounder, Bass, Cod, Shore Rockling, Poor Cod.
The results were as follows:
- Junior: Liam Davis 4 Fish, 115 Points
- Biggest Round: Paddy Ryan Coalfish 51 cm
- Biggest Flat: John Diamond Flounder 33 cm
- Biggest Ray: Derek Kendrick Painted Ray 86 cm
- Overall Match Winner: Joe Carley 19 Fish 742 Points
- Zone A: Jordan Muir 15 Fish 632 Points
- Zone B: Derek Kendrick 14 Fish 649 Points
- Zone C Aidan O’Halloran 17 Fish 623 Points
Irish Cod Champion 2017: Jimmy Kelly
The Henry’s Tackle Irish Cod Champion for 2017 was Jimmy Kelly of Suir Estuary SAC, receiving his prize
Joe Carley of Menapia being presented with his prize by SAI SAC Chairman, Donal O’Neill
Sea Angling Ireland SAC – Join the Club
Sea Angling Ireland SAC would like to thank the Sponsor, Henry’s Tackle Shop. We would like to also thank the Walter Raleigh Hotel for their hospitality during the weekend. We will be back in Youghal next year on December 1st for the sixth Irish Cod Championships.
Sea Angling Ireland SAC is open for membership.
Senior anglers may now apply for membership of the club for their children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Under 16s join as juveniles and membership is 10 euro a year.
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The schedule is subject to change. Please keep up to date on the SAISAC Forum.
Feb 28th Ballyhealy County Wexford 16:00-21:00 (back up Courtown)
Kerry 2 Day
May 21st Cashen 10:00-15:00
May 22nd SPA 13:00-18:00
West Cork 2 Day
July 9th Rosscarbery 14:00 – 19:00
July 10th Red Strand 12:00-17:00
July 23rd Courtown (or whichever beach has smooth hound) 17:30-22:30
Dec 3rd Youghal Cod Open
Dec 4th above Youghal Bridge 11:00 – 16:00
To fish these competitions you must be a member of Sea Angling Ireland SAC
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Thanks to Henry’s Tackle Shop for sponsoring these competitions