Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cobh SAC members have a good week

Cobh SAC members certainly availed of the good weather this week and got some good fishing in both inside and outside Cork Harbour.

Winner of last year's best boat caught fish, Colin Downey, is making a good go of trying to bag the best lure caught fish of 2010. While fishing soft plastics, a la French style, Colin bagged this fine bass of 8lbs. The fish measured 71cms on the BASS tape and if caught later in the year would most certainly have been nudging double figures. Colin returned the fish to fight another day and is hopeful of catching even a bigger fish as the season rolls on. Colin is a well known figure in the small boats fraternity as he helps out small boats festival organiser, Jim Clohessy, behind the scenes. If you would like more information about the Cork Small Boats Festival you can contact Jim through their website at

Martin Perryman and his crew, fishing aboard Dasher Doyle, tried their luck at the kelp beds east of the Harbour and were rewarded. On a favourite mark they once again ran into the red cod or 'tamblin.' Best of the session was this fine fish caught by Martin, estimated at just under 14lbs.

Best of luck to Cmdr. Richie Ryan who has recently launched his guiding service out of Cork Harbour. Richie also received his P2 licence recently. Richie' boat, Seahawk, is now the first and only licensed saltwater fly fishing boat in Ireland. Richie brings a wealth of experience to his service having learnt his skills salmon fishing on the River Barrow many moons ago. He will be targeting mainly bass, but also has other species such as mullet, golden greys, and bream in his sights. He will be catering for anglers of all skill levels who share his passion for lure and fly fishing. If you would like a day out with Richie you can contact him through his website at

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