Fishing has been on fire for some time now out of Cork Harbour with tide having little or no effect. The variety of species coming to the boats has been excellent. On this trip the lads had plenty of cod and haddock. Mackeral were also plentiful. Other species included pouting, pollack, coalfish, cuckoo wrasse, ballen wrasse, grey and red gurnard, and of course, the ever present doggies. Whiting are still in almost plague proportions over the broken ground surrounding the reef, as are poor cod and ling. Even a few octupus were caught.
Fishing was so hectic that the crew were too busy to photograph the majority of the catch. However, they did manage a few pics.
One of the gang, Keith Hayes, had been out the previous week as part of the CFB's fisheries awareness week trip. Keith is a complete beginer. However, on that day he outfished his mentors and had a fine specimen grey gurnard. This week he also had great fishing, proving that it wasn't all beginers luck. He admits he's well and truly hooked now!!! He reckons he'll be out with Jim again in a couple of weeks. He won't be the only one; the rest of the lads were very happy with their day's fishing too. Most of the fish caught on the day were released, with just a small selection kept for the table.
Jim has a scorecard available for his anglers to print from his website. This adds a little extra excitement to the trip and even the novice anglers seem to turn into some serious competition anglers at times. If you fancy a day out with Jim contact him through his website at http://www.charterangling.com/