Cobh SAC had a great day recently for their March competition of their light line series. On Sunday 27th March Cobh SAC booked two of the hub's charter boats: the 'John Boy' and the 'Naomh Cartha.'
The weather was good but even more importantly the fishing was very good. Skippers Donie Geary and Ger Keohane brought the group to 'deep hole' between the forts where the fishing was in 80ft of water. Using a good selection of baits ranging from crab, to lug, rag, razor, mussel and mack a good variety of species of fish were landed. In total the anglers had 283 cod, 243 whiting, 131 dab and a number of coalfish, lsd's, and scorpion fish. The total number of fish landed were 670 between 12 anglers. That's an average of 56 fish per angler, which over 5 hours fishing is a great return.
Of great interest, though, was the show of mackeral. Mackeral were encountered in mid water and in good numbers. That's a great sign this early.
For a full report have a look at this http://cobhsac.blogspot.com/2011/03/march-light-line-competition.html
If you would like to book the John Boy for a day's fishing you can contact Donie Geary through his website at http://www.sea-fishing-ireland.com/
Alternatively, if you would like to book the Naomh Cartha you can contact Ger keohane at http://www.corkanglingcharters.com/