Friday, July 29, 2011

Cobh SAC Inter-pub Competition

The first Cobh inter-pub angling competition was a great success. Sponsored by the Mauretania Bar and organised by Cobh SAC, there was a great turn out. Over 60 anglers, representing 6 pubs, congregated early on Saturday morning, 9th July, on Kennedy Pier and boarded 7 angling charter boats provided by the Cork Harbour Angling Hub. Fishing for the day was mostly at the Smith's, just a few miles off Roches Point.

The fishing itself started off slow, but as the day wore on it picked up dramatically. All manner of species were swung onboard with ling, cod, pollack and whiting figuring strongly.

Overall winner was Milo Burke, Cobh SAC, representing Tradewinds Restaurant. In second place was Sandra O' Shea, Cobh SAC, also representing Tradewinds. In third was Ger Brady, Cobh SAC, representing the Maurentania Bar and in fourth was Pat O' Shea, representing the Commodore Hotel. Martin O' Leary, our ever present photographer, came in a well deserved fifth place. Well done Martin! Martin is shown in one of the pics above, holding a conger aloft.

The prize-giving was held in Tradewinds that evening, followed by a session from local band, the 'Urge.' What a great night!

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