Saturday, April 23, 2011

April Light Line Comp 2011

Cobh SAC recently held the last of their winter series of light line competitions. However, you'd be forgiven for thinking twice about the title 'winter' series as the competition was held under blazing sunshine and unseasonally warm conditions. That didn't affect the 'winter' species though as plenty of whiting and codling were caught.

This was the sixth competition in this season's series which began last November and the weather has been superb for everyone of them. As one of the elder lemons of the club quipped '...if you wanted to book a holiday organise it the same weekend as a light line comp as you will be almost guaranteed the weather.'

17 anglers participated and used two of the hub's charter boats; the John Boy, and the Naomh Cartha. The fishing area was once more in 'Deep Hole' between the forts at the mouth of Cork Harbour, as this has proved so prolific over the course of all the light line comps to date. This was to prove no different on this day with over 759 fish caught between the party giving an average of 45 fish per angler. For a more detailed report have a look here

Fishing for cod inside and outside the harbour has been exceptionally good over the last number of weeks. Indeed, many skippers are reporting significant catches of cod upto 10lbs within 2 miles of the harbour mouth. Long may it continue!

If you'd like to book the John Boy for a day's charter, contact skipper Donie Geary through his website at

Alternatively, you could book the Naomh Cartha. Contact skipper Ger Keohane at

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