Competitive angling is one branch of sea angling which as a federation we try to encourage. Healthy competition is good for the growth and development of the sport providing opportunities for anglers to improve their skills and for the development of tackle and techniques which can help improve angling for all.
The SALC Home Internationals Boat Championships are an annual boat competition fished between Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales for the write to be named the Home International Boat Champions. The event is hosted each year by the individual countries competing in turn and in 2013 it was Scotland’s opportunity to host the event.
2013 was the strangest fishing year we have had since moving to Dromagowlane House on the Beara Penisula ten years ago. The season started normal enough with Shaun and the guys arriving for their April bash, a few showers and cooler weather during their visit but it did not slow them down as they took huss to nearly 16lb, conger in the 20’s together with plenty of pollack but no ray this year.
The recent gales have stirred angler's interest as well as the seabed, with the cod hunters in particular desperate to get out and about on the beaches pulverized by the storm. However, in the wake of the big waves it is worth looking at the venue at low tide to see what effect the breakers have had on the underwater features and contours.