Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Conger to 40lb....

Donie Geary, skippering the John Boy, had Cobh SAC out with him this Sunday. Weather conditions were superb and taking full advantage Donie decided to take them to an offshore wreck. Donie headed 11 miles south east of Roches Point and positioned the John Boy over the wreck of a WWI U-Boat. Things got off to a slow start, however. It was a struggle first to get 3 dozen mackeral for bait. They then drifted the U-Boat three times without a bite. Eventually, Donie decided to drop anchor to see if the bottom fishing was any better. After about 20 minutes the first fish was landed, a conger of 20lbs. They had steady fishing for the next three hours, finishing up with over 30 conger, one of which was touching the 40lb mark....a near specimen! However, with only one ling and no pollack for their efforts Donie suspects that the wreck was heavily netted recently.
Donie also reports that he had great fishing during the week. Nearly every day his party had over a box of cod to 8lbs drifting inshore reefs quite close to Roches Point. There'll be no shortage of cod and chips for the next while in the Geary household.
If you'd fancy a trip out on the John Boy check out Donie's website at

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