Angling for the biggest fish lands some top specimens
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.