Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A shark of a different colour.....

During the recent spell of superb summer weather there were some notable catches reported. One of the most unusual of these was aboard the Lagosta II, skippered by Alan Kennedy. One of the gang out with him last week caught this fine spurdog, weighing just under 12lbs. Not only are spurdog a rare catch in the waters off Cork but this fish was just marginally under specimen weight, which makes it a great catch indeed!

Spurdog were once a relative common catch in the deeper waters off Cork Harbour but after decades of heavy commercial pressure they are now almost non-existant. This fish was caught in the waters south of the Smiths reef while its captor was targeting whiting, with baited feathers!!

Alan feels that the fishing is now picking up. On Sunday just gone he fished an inshore wreck for three hours landing 16 ling in the 15-17lb bracket; they also had 14 conger and 10 pollack.

If you'd fancy a day out with Alan on the Lagosta II give him a bell on 00-353-87-6792796 or check out his website here.

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