Angling for the biggest fish lands some top spec­i­mens

New Ross Standard - - NEWS - By DAVID TUCKER

SEV­ERAL Wex­ford an­glers and fish caught in the county’s wa­ters fea­ture in the 2017 an­nual re­port of the Ir­ish Spec­i­men Fish com­mit­tee.

Na­tion­ally, the ISFC said it pro­cessed 422 claims; 382 were rat­i­fied, in­clud­ing one new record. A to­tal of

17 were re­jected for non-com­pli­ance with the rules and a fur­ther 23 will be queried fur­ther.

A spec­i­men Black Bream weight­ing 1.18kg was caught at Kil­more Quay on Septem­ber 8, by Robert Sh­ef­ford us­ing rag­worm.

A spec­i­men Spur Dog­fish - 106.5 cm in length, was caught off Hook Head, by Mar­tyn Rayner us­ing mack­erel on June 19,

On Septem­ber 14, an­gler Tony Tait landed a 0.80kg, Three-Bearded Rock­ling, us­ing fish bait, at Kil­more Quay.

Patrick Fa­gan, us­ing crab as a bait, landed a 6.33kg Smooth Hound at Cour­town on Au­gust 7, while James McMa­hon caught a 4.4kg spec­i­men on July 29, again us­ing crab as a bait, and Gary Blake took a 3.58kg Smooth hound at the same spot on Au­gust 15.

On Septem­ber 11, Wil­liam Walker caught a 2.3kg Bal­lan Wrasse at Kil­more Quay us­ing fish bait.

Tony Tait and the Three-Bearded Rock­ling caught at Kil­more Quay.

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