Sunday, July 3, 2011

2011 Deep Sea Angling Festival

Entries are now being taken for this years fishing festival. The 45th Cobh International Deep Sea Angling Festival is taking place this year from Monday 5th September through to Friday 9th September 2011. The cost of entry has been kept the same as for 2010 and at €325 for seniors is great value. This includes entry into the competition, 4 days fishing onboard one of the boats from the Cork Harbour Angling Hub charter fleet, and ticket for the gala dinner and prize giving on the Friday night. The range of prizes is superb with the prize fund valued at €7,500 of which €2,000 is in cash. There is a chance for everyone to get in amongst the prizes with prizes for everyday, prizes for the best fish everyday over several species categories, aswell as overall competition prizes.

First prize includes €1,000 in cash. Here's a pic of last year's winner, Danny Kane, with the 'dosh.' Second prize includes €400, 3rd pize €200, and €400 for the best team of four.

This event is now going a long time with many competitiors from Wales, Holland, the UK, Germany, etc.,... returning on a yearly basis. Not only is the fishing good, but the craic is mighty. The banter and fun carries on from the boats upto the various watering holes that beckon after each day's fishing. In fact there are events held in various of the pubs and restuarants on a nightly basis, including bands, music, and traditional nights that keep all anglers well entertained.

The fishing too has been excellent over the years. The beauty of Cork Harbour is that no matter what the weather there are always excellent marks that can be fished in comfort. To give you an idea of the fishing here's a report from last year:

If you or your friends would like to participate in this year's festival, or would like more information, please contact Cobh SAC's club secretary, Mary Geary, on 00-353-21-4812167 or by email on

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