A day out for conger
As I just got the GPS mark for the wreck I fish a few years ago, I decided to plan a trip for congers with my pals from Dublin. This wreck holds a lot of conger and my PB from it is just over 35lb, I seen pictures of congers that were over 40lb and I was told that they took a small 2lb Pollock. With a final look at the weather forecast we were good to go, the winds were light westerly’s and the tide was full at an 11 o clock. I had high hopes that if I could anchor the boat and let it drift back until I was 40 to 50 feet from the wreck we would catch some congers. As the tide runs eastward it should pull the scent of our baits towards it and draw the congers out. I had to re-anchor four times before I had the boat were I wanted it. As we dropped down our mackerel baits we put €5 on heaviest fish. With all baits on the bottom Kilian was first to be fighting a fish and as he got it to the surface he was delighted and surprised that it was a ling.
Kilian first ever ling that weight 8lb
It was soon after the other rods started to go with Glenn’s rod bending first then mine and then Damo,s. With a short battle Glenn’s got his fish to the surface first with the other two a few feet behind, we decided to bring all three on board at the same time. not a good idea I found out.
Glenn’s first conger off a boat
With three fish on board trying to swim around the deck and all most throw our fishing gear over board, it was mad to see but to messy on a small boat. With the fish under control and Glenn’s conger photo graft and put back, I and Damo could get a double shoot of our congers.
Damo with his new PB that weighed a little over 20lb
As the tide slowed so did the fishing, it was great fun for all especially for Damo who claimed the money for heaviest fish, looking forward to another crack at that wreck and with a bit of luck we might land one of the larger ones.