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Catch of the Week, July 29

Luke Nugent wins Catch of the week for this 60lb conger, one of the biggest reported in recent years. On the weekend of the 24th /25th July a party of anglers from Drogheda enjoyed some great fishing with pollack up to 10lbs and ling up to 7lbs. They were joined on Sunday by three young anglers where conger eel was the quarry of choice. Luke Nugent of Co. Westmeath, caught and successfully boated the fish of a lifetime on his first sea angling trip. Luke captured and safely returned a great conger eel of 60lbs. Pollock, pouting, cuckoo wrasse and dogfish were also boated on the trip.

22 July

smooth hound
Des Chew wins Catch of the Week for this handsome smoothhound of about 6lb. Top angler Brian Cooke had some good sea fishing at Cahore beach recently. Fishing with Des Chew they had a number of bass and smoothound to 6lbs weight. Des Chew wins Catch of the Week for this handsome smoothhound of about 6lb. A southeasterly wind made shore fishing conditions difficult and distance casting was required to get past the coloured water. The fish were caught at low water on crab presented on 3/0 hooks using long snoods.

Catch of the Week 15 July


Catch of the Week goes to Keith Berry from Northern Ireland for this huge tench. The fish was caught in the middle of the day at 2pm last weekend. At 8lb 8.9oz the tench is 6.5oz over the current record, caught by Nick Parry in 1995. Keith will not be claiming the record because his scales were not certified in advance of the capture. Although we have the photo of his catch details of the venue will have to remain a closely-guarded secret, unfortunately for the rest of us!! Keith is a member of the Tenchfishers and is also the current holder of the British Roach record.

Catch of the Week 08 July


Catch of the Week goes to Portadown angler Conor McNeill. Conor was fishing with charter skipper Hamish Currie from Red Bay when he caught this fine spurdog. It was one of many caught on the day but the moment it broke the surface they knew it was a better looking fish. On weighing the spurdog (23lb) it was found to have broken the existing Irish record of 10.319kg by 111g. A specimen claim form has been sent to the ISFC for ratification.

Catch of the Week 01 July

six gill

Catch of the Week goes to German angler Helmut Lieutenant who caught this enormous 4.5 to 5 metres and weight at 450 to 500 kg six gill shark. The shark was caught in 60m of water and using 80lb gear took about an hour and a half to get to surface. I reckon it was at least as big as the one last year and was a lot more lively. I have some video of it at the surface including it ramming the back of my boat and making dust of one of the trim tabs! See the full story here.
Luke Aston
Clare Dragoon, LOCHIN 366, 650HP.
Carrigaholt Co. Clare  
Telephone: +353 65 9058209 or +353 87 6367544
Email: lukeaston@eircom.net  Web: www.fishandstay.com

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