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I was referred to this site by Mike Thrussell, I had the pleasure of angling with him yesterday upon the Anchorsiveen from Cahirsiveen, Co.Kerry.

Everyone had a great days fishing, three specimen bluemouth haddock and a cuckoo wrasse were brought onboard, one bluemouth by myself which also happened to be my first specimen, I won't give away any more details as Mike will soon be writing up an article on it.

As things worked out I also had a conger hunt competition today with Kells Bay Angling Club which I won with 7 conger, my last conger was caught in the last minute of the competition, putting me in the lead, as I was tied by another angler the minute before that. One conger was the biggest fish I've caught thus far, must have been thirty pounds, which is large for the grounds, we were fishing in small boats and shallow water.

It's been my best two days angling ever. Hoping for more to come.
 

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I was referred to this site by Mike Thrussell, I had the pleasure of angling with him yesterday upon the Anchorsiveen from Cahirsiveen, Co.Kerry.

Everyone had a great days fishing, three specimen bluemouth haddock and a cuckoo wrasse were brought onboard, one bluemouth by myself which also happened to be my first specimen, I won't give away any more details as Mike will soon be writing up an article on it.

As things worked out I also had a conger hunt competition today with Kells Bay Angling Club which I won with 7 conger, my last conger was caught in the last minute of the competition, putting me in the lead, as I was tied by another angler the minute before that. One conger was the biggest fish I've caught thus far, must have been thirty pounds, which is large for the grounds, we were fishing in small boats and shallow water.

It's been my best two days angling ever. Hoping for more to come.
That's why he didn't answer the telephone the other night! I mostly do shore fishing and considered fishing Kells Bay. What species does it produce?

Regarding conger - I had a 20lb conger from Dingle and lost a 30lb+ fish on the surface at Brandon Creek.

I do envy your fishing.

Regards,

Phil
 

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I mostly do shore fishing and considered fishing Kells Bay. What species does it produce?

Regarding conger - I had a 20lb conger from Dingle and lost a 30lb+ fish on the surface at Brandon Creek.

I do envy your fishing.

Regards,

Phil
Well I mostly fish Kells from the boat as a member of the Kells Angling Club, it is nice easy fishing as the water isn't deep, a 5 ounce lead would hold the bottom, very different from where we fished for the bluemouths which goes to depths of 70 fathom.

Note the mackeral have been scarce this year, very hit and miss, often small, this has caused problems regarding bait.

From the shore, mackeral, mullet and the occasional bass have been caught, no doubt that many other species are also present but I have no experience of it so am just going by ear. A lot of squid were being caught with squid jigs, I suspect that it should be possible to catch flats off the pier if you could cast out far enough but I can't be sure. Nearly forgot but there should be trigger fish over there as well.

From the boat in what is considered by the Kells club as Kells grounds you can catch mackeral, pollock, ballan and cuckoo wrasse, pouting, dogfish, bullhuss, conger, ling, codling and also the rare haddock and small coalfish on occassion.

Within the sandy patchs such as Coonanna harbour, gurnard, dab, plaice, thordback rays, spotted rays, brill and turbot can be caught.

Undulate ray can also be found in the middle of the bay which is mostly sand, however the boats don't fish there, so I've never caught one or seen one being caught, but they are there.

Thats a nice specimen conger off the shore, but I've heard there's big ones in Dingle.
 

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Welcome to the forum, just read the report from your trip out with Mike, sounds like you all had a good day out, lovely fish those Bluemouth.
I fish out of Coonana quite often, I'm one of the guilty ones not fishing down the middle as well, mind you the last 2 trips I have gone straight down off Valentia, I will give it a try sometime especially if there is a chance of an Undulate, have you studied the Infomar files that are available now for the Bay? it's opened up a load of new areas to fish that I had no idea were down there, incredible detail as well.
 
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