Carty’s Land & Sea Sports Shore League Leg 3

shore-league-leg-3-rossnowlaghThe third leg of the Carty’s Land & Sea Sports Shore League took place on Sunday 20th November on the beautiful Rossnowlagh Beach, in South Donegal. Conditions were clear and bright with a touch of frost in the air.

Thanks to everyone who came and took part and well done to Gerry MC Brearty on winning overall and getting the longest flat which was a fine flounder of 42 cm and to Shane Rochford on coming 2nd. Species caught were flounder, turbot, seatrout, coalies and whiting. In total 67 undersized fish were also caught in the competition

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Results of the previous two legs of the shore league can be seen on our blog at .

Don’t forget that there are still two legs of our league left to go, on December 11th at Fintra Beach, and December 27th on Rossnowlagh beach.
Keep up to date with the league on our facebook page here

Land and Sea Sports Shore League Leg 2

Land and sea sports shore leagueThe second leg of our shore league took place on Mullaghmore beach Sunday, November 6. Conditions were good, with brill, turbot, flounder and sea trout being caught


Longest fish was caught by Cathal Donnelly
1st place John Cunningham
2nd place Cathal Donnelly
3rd place was Kieran McGowan

Prizes were –

Longest Fish – Penn Top
1st – Penn Reel
2nd – €50 voucher
3rd – Penn Top & Braid
Junior – Shamrock Reel



Land and Sea Sports Shore League Leg 1

Shane Rochford with a turbot

Shane Rochford with a turbot

Sunday 23rd of October saw the start to the Land and Sea Sports Shore League with the first leg of the competition held on Bundoran’s Tullan strand . Tullan Strand is very well known in the angling world as one of Irelands finest shore marks and throws up many specimen flounder and Seatrout each year . The weather was clear and crisp and a large swell made for difficult conditions with a big run on the beach, This however didn’t deter the 15 anglers that travelled from Donegal , Leitrim , Fermanagh , Mayo and Galway  to battle it out on the first leg of the competition.

In total 27 fish were caught over the 180mm minimum, with species including flounder, turbot, coalies, seatrout, weeverfish and plaice. A great deal of undersize fish were also caught on the day.

Winner of the day was Shane Gilvarry who won the first prize of a Trabucco Xandria rod worth €180
In joint second place was Owen Gilvarry and John Cunningham who both won €25
Winner of longest fish of the day was by Joe Doherty with a 35cm flounder, who won €25

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The next leg of our shore leage takes place on November 6th on Mullaghmore beach, Co Sligo.
Checkin is at Carty’s Land and Sea Sports, West End, Bundoran from 9.00am
Fishing takes place from 11am to 3pm

The overall winner of the league will be calculated over the competitors best three legs
Keep up to date with our shore league on our Facebook page here

Land & Sea Sports Shore League 2016


Back again, the Carty’s Land & Sea Sports Shore League will be taking place from October 23rd until December 27th.

  • Leg 1, 23rd October Tullan strand 4pm till 8pm . Check in in the shop from 2.30 pm.
  • Leg 2, 6th November Mullaghmore beach 11am till 3pm . Check in in the shop from 9am.
  • Leg 3, 20th November Rosnowlagh beach 2pm till 6pm . Check in at the carpark from 1pm .
  • Leg 4 ,11th December Fintra beach 10am till 2pm . Check in at the carpark from 9am Final leg is the annual Christmas comp on the 27th Dec on Rossnowlagh beach from 10am till 2pm . Check in in the carpark from 9am .

Keep up to date with our shore league by visiting our dedicated shore league Facebook page.


All legs of the comp will be ran using the roving peg system ( you can fish where you want )
One rod only can be used but a maximum of only 3 hooks.

Minimum fish size is 180mm . No points for undersized fish .
Lures are permitted !
Entry fee is € 15 per competition leg

2016 Mystery Pheasant Competition

pheasantThis year rather than run a longest pheasant competition, we decided we would go have a mystery pheasant length competition instead.

Hunters bring Pheasants into the shop and have them measured . On the 15th November we will pick a measurement from a hat at 1pm on video and the person closest to that measurement wins a voucher for € 50 . You can enter as many times as you like !!

Drop by an let us know if you would like to take part on our Facebook page

Bundoran Sea angling club goes from strength to strength .

Bundoran Boat and Sea Angling club

Bundoran Boat and Sea Angling club

The winner Liam O Connor .

The winner Liam O Connor .

Bundoran Open !

Bundoran Open !

Sunday 16th August saw the annual Bundoran SAC open boat competition . This years event under the watchful eye of club chairman Tom Martyn and local competition organiser Boris Seigel was one of the most successful club competitions held in recent years . Anglers travelled from England , Wales and every corner of Ireland to take part in this years event . There was a great atmosphere in the air as the boats left the boat quay in Bundoran which had been decorated by the clubs members with buntings . As always in Donegal bay fishing was fantastic with many different species caught . Lines up was at 4.30 pm and on return to the pier all involved went the 100 metres to the Marine bar in the West end for the prize giving . There was an exceptional spread of food put on for the anglers at no cost by the Marine bar which everyone enjoyed while the scores were being counted . After the food the results were read out and the prizes were handed out . In 1st place the winner of this years Bundoran open was Liam O Connor who was followed closely by his brother Mark O Connor in 2nd place , 3rd place went to local club angler Michael Patton and in 4th place was Martin Kennedy of shamrock tackle fame . The 5th and final prize position went to Corney Devlin .The prize for the longest fish went to Liam O Connor . The prize for most species was won also by Liam O Connor with 13 species and the best Lady angler on the day was Yvonne Carrey .

Bundoran Sea angling club would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors . Without there help there wouldn’t be a club . This year the club has worked extra hard on a number of levels to promote sea angling in the area and after much planning and preparing submissions by the club officer board ( Tom Martyn , Sean Carty ( Cartys Land and Sea Sports ) , Boris Siegel , Patrick O Doherty ( Bundoran Star ) and Declan Kilgannon ( Kiwi Girl ) we have secured one of the biggest sea angling events on the planet for Bundoran and Donegal Bay . Next month the World boat sea angling competition will be held in Donegal bay seeing team from all over the globe arriving into Bundoran to compete . The event will be a welcome boost to our local economy and will be a unique opportunity for us to showcase the world class sea angling product that we are so lucky to have on our doorstep . Finally as always the club is always open for new members and sponsors and contact can be made through any of the committee , Tom Martyn , Sean Carty ( Land and Sea Sports ) , Boris Siegel  or Patrick O Doherty ( Bundoran Star)

Sponsorship for Bundoran Club Boat Open Competition 2015


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Pro fly tier Denny Brennan Joins the Cartys Land and sea sports team .

Donegal fishing

Denny Brennan joins Carty’s as Salmon fly tying pro !10632578_1470078596608904_3516687842747631184_n


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Dennys flies have proven successful all over the world in Russia , Iceland , Norway , Canada , Alaska and Scotland . His Irish river selection are unbeatable and are a must in the fly box of any angler serious about success on the fly in Ireland .He will be supplying through Cartys , specific flies for Irish rivers such as the Drowes , Duff , Ballisodare , Drumcliff , the Moy , Finn , Mourne ect . Also during the season he will be joining us instore for a fly tying demo/workshop . Orders for specific patterns can be taken in the shop so if you have a “special ” one that you are afraid to use incase you loose it he will copy it for you .  We are also stocking a selection of his more popular patterns that will also be available through our online shop

Cartys Christmas shore competition 2014

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Kyle Ball winner of the 2014 Carty’s Christmas comp

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End of Season Sale

Sale PicWe are having our end of season sale here at Carty’s Land & Sea Sports from Monday 1st to Sun 7th Spet 2014.

Lots of stock reduced, with up to 50% off instore!

Sale also applies to our online shop, where 10% will be given off your purchases when you input the sale code, (available here and on our facebook pages from Monday).

Orders can also be taken over the phone to avail of bigger discounts than online.  Orders can be collected instore or posted (P&P will apply).

Hunting and fishing gear, all on sale, with exceptions such as Bait and Ammunition.

Angling report up to 24th August for the Donegal Bay area !

Angling Donegal

Winner of the Bundoran open Gavin Dorrian

Donegal angling

Nice Sea Trout on the erne estuary

Angling Donegal

Lots of shark

The big news on the Donegal bay angling front this week has to be the blue Shark fishing . On Thursday the Kiwi Girl smashed all records in the bay managing to land no less than 20 sharks . The following day just to prove it wasn’t just a one off ,skipper Declan Kilgannon took the Kiwi Girl back out to the shark grounds and landed 11 more . Of the 31 Shark that were landed over the 2 days 19 were specimens of over 100lb with the biggest coming in at 165lb . This is sports fishing at its best on our doorstep . If anyone would like to get out there and give it a go now is the time . Both the Bundoran Star and the Kiwi Girl are planning several Shark trips over the next few weeks . The skipper on the Bundoran Star is Patrick O Doherty and can be contacted on 00353 87 4198323 and the skipper on the Kiwi Girl is Declan Kilgannon and his contact number is 087 6100111.

Last weekend the Killybegs Sea Angling club hosted the Findlater cup and Interprovincials competition .Weather conditions were poor leaving the fishing difficult. Despite this there was a huge turnout for the event with 5 boats taking part. In the end the winner of the Findlater cup was our good friend Shane Gillvary .In the Interprovincials the Munster team came out on top beating Ulster , Leinster and Connaght in the event.

This weekend the annual Bundoran Sea Angling club open boat competition in conjunction with the final day of the Carty’s Ulster closed gold medal boat league was held in Bundoran on Sunday .Conditions on the day were first class and there was a good turnout of 30 anglers filling 3 boats to capacity . The 3 boats on the day were the Bundoran Star , the Dunai Mara and the Prospector . Fishing was made tough by the sheer number of Maclerel in the bay being so dense that anglers were unable to get there bait through them to reach other target species . The clear winner on the day was Killybegs angler Gavin Dorrian who won the Willy Daly cup and an Artico rod that was part sponsored by Carty’s Land and Sea Sports.  2nd place on the day went to Liam O Connor and 3rd place went to David McCormack . The winner of the junior section was Dylan Doherty with Conal Slatter in 2nd place . The best overall lady angler on the day was Yvonne Carey . The prize for the most species on the day went to Gavin Dorrian and the best  Bundoran club angler on the day was Michael Patton . The longest fish prize went to Boris Siegel and the wooden spoon prize went to Brendan McErlaine. The best boat on the day and winner of the highly sought after Tom Duffy cup was Peter Power and the Prospector .Bundoran Boat and Sea Angling club would like to thank all the sponsors of this years event who were Carty’s Land and Sea Sports , The Bundoran Star , The Bike stop , The Marine bar , Barretts tackle , Tom Martin , Guy Morgan , Peter Power and the Pheonix tavern .Also the club would like to thank all the anglers who join in the competition every year and make it such a success .

Also fished on the day was the Carty’s Ulster gold medal which decided the Ulster boat team for 2015 .The team will be Liam Longmore , Liam O Connor , David Mc Cormack , Corney Devlin , Paddy Breslin and Dano Gallagher . A big well done to all who took part in the league .

Next weekend on Saturday 30th, the Mullaghmore Sea Angling Club will host their Annual Open Shore Competition.  Check in for the event will be in Tullan Strand car park from 10am, with fishing from 11:30-16:30  Entry fee on the day will be E15 for senior and E5 for juniors.  Anyone interested in taking part contact Shane on 087 8342875

On the Salmon fishing this week there has been plenty of fish moving through the Drowes system despite the low water conditions.  Angling effort on the river has been small and as a result there aren’t many reports of fish caught other than on the sea-pools.  The water level at the time of writing on Sunday is 0.38 dropping slowly.

The fishing on the Duff this week was reasonably good considering that there were no real floods to impact and not many anglers.  Most days saw some fish caught from somewhere on the river.  The most successful method remains the prawn.

The weather for the week ahead is for scattered heavy showers that possibly will keep levels up at a good enough fishing height

On the Erne estuary this week fishing was steady with most anglers venturing out being rewarded with some good Sea trout fishing . There are plenty of Trout in the system along with a serious amount of feed which leaves it more challenging for the angler . There was reports this week of quite a few exceptional fish caught along the bog and randy shore areas a lot of which were around the 2 – 3lb mark .

Another big event that took place this week was the Garrison Lough Melvin open comp . Once again this year the comp drew in a huge number of anglers from all over the country .Between Thursday , Friday and Saturday over 260 anglers battled it out to get a place in Sundays final . On Sunday evening the results of the competition were announced . In 1st place receiving 2 , 19ft Burke boats and 2 pieces of Galway crystal were Jimmy Cahal and John Moroney . In 2nd place was Alan Lutton and Sean Carney who received 2 E700 cheques and 2 pieces of Galway crystal and in 3rd place was Gerard Kenny and Rory Mc Caffery who received 2 E100 cheques , 2 electric engines , 2 fly reels and 2 pieces of Galway crystal . There was also many many more prizes handed out on the day . The main sponsers of this event are Cartys Land and Sea Sports , Melvin tackle , Melvin bar , Lagan Cement , FMS , Guinness , Belleek china , Tracey concrete , Burke boats , Fermanagh district council and DK Trotter and sons ltd .

The big event for the week ahead will be the Carty’s annual end of season sale . The big sale will run from Monday 1st September till Sunday 7th Sept . There will be huge reductions of up to 50%off  on all our fishing stock . A lot of stock must go to make place for some of our new Autumn / Winter range . Get in early and don’t miss out .

As always anyone who has any news , reports or pictures for next weeks reports call into us in the shop or email us on .


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