Cobh SAC Club members Martin Perryman, George Stockley, Sandra O' Shea and Danny Kane availed of this lovely weather we're having of late and headed out in Martin's boat, 'Dasher Doyle,' last Sunday. They tried several of George's secret marks first, south of Guileen, before concentrating on a mark of Martin's on the eastern side of the Smith's reef. Fishing was on the drift all day and they varied their tactics between baited hokkai's, sabiki's, mini shrimp rigs and gilling. George is fond of gilling and stuck to this for most of the day. Indeed George is one of the few people with a large stock of the auld original redgills in his tackle box. A favourite of his is a yellow one with a blueish head and this seemed to work well on the day. Overall they had great fishing with ling to 10lb, pollack to 6lb, cod to 8lb, and a mixed bag of other fish. George tells me that Sandra and himself did particularly well on one drift with over 20 ling between the two of them, putting real pressure on the other two lads!!! Not to be outdone, Martin bounced back with an impressive run of fish on the very next drift. How did Danny do I hear you ask....well that's a different story; maybe for another day! Here's a pic of Danny....doing his best.
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