Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Jim Linehane, skipper of Deora De had a group from Wales out last week. He's given us the following report: "John Morgan form Port Talbot, Wales, had this fine specimen blonde ray while fishing onboard Deora De last Wednesday. This is the second time that this previously tagged blonde has been caught by an angler onboard Deora De. She was also caught on 18-9-09 by English angler, Andy King, when she weighed in at 20.25lbs.
One year later the fish weighed in at just over 26lbs. C.F.B. tag no: 32790, she was released in perfect condition to fight another day. Hope to see her soon."
The Welsh crew also had a specimen mackeral of 2lb 5oz. Looks like they had good fishing allround.
Checks out Jim's webpage at http://www.charterangling.com/
On every other trip they've managed some fine codling. Here's a pic of one of those rock cod found on the eastern marks around Power Head. Pat later told me that the fish came in at over 16lbs. Its not bad fishing all the same!
Although, this is Pat's second season skippering the Osprey II he brings a wealth of experience to the table having represented Ireland at boat angling and captaining the team on several occasions. If you'd fancy a day out with Pat why not contact him through his website on http://www.atlantic-charters.net/
Sunday, October 3, 2010
This knowledge was put to good use this September with the Barrys catering for groups from Holland, Denmark, aswell as several local groups. Indeed, it is worth saying that many of the Dutch groups have been returning year on year, with some coming since the 1970's.
Eoin reports that fishing has been very good with good conger, cod, ling, pollack, and whiting. The Danish group had excellent fishing, finishing up their week with over 24 species. That's some going!!!
There were many notable fish caught. The pic over is one of a fine specimen blonde ray. The previously tagged fish weighed in at 12.2kg and was caught by Peter Schaap of Holland.
Also caught that week was another fine blonde of 9kg. This was caught by Wim van der Zijden, also a member of that Dutch group.
There was also some fine fish caught on the outer harbour reefs. Two conger over the 14kg mark were boated. A fine ling of 9kg was caught by Arnold of the Donker group, pictured above, and also pictured above, is a 6kg ling, caught by Derek from the Amersfoot group.
The Irish lads weren't left out of the action either. Here's a picture of young Dylan Geary with a fine pollack of 10lbs. That's a fine pollack by any standards!!!
Just before going to press, rumour had it that the Barry's had boated a specimen pollack. Specimen pollack are few and far between. Well done lads!!!
Once more details emerge, we'll post an entry here. Watch this space!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Last weekend he brought a party out to the Smith's. The gang had over 20 conger of the stamp of this fish over. One of the anglers, targeting a large conger, put on a whole mackeral flapper and was rewarded with this fine ling.
If you'd fancy a day out fishing on the Wreckhunter, you can contact Joe through his website at http://www.wreckhunter.ie/
If you would like to avail of a day's angling onboard one of the boats of the Bella Vista fleet why not contact Kevin at http://www.bassfishingireland.com/