Remarkable giant skate double off the Irish coast

Big skate are a rarity off the North West coast of Ireland, so you can imagine Declan Kilgannon’s delight when two recent trips aboard his boat, Kiwi Girl, both resulted in the capture of a 100lb-plus specimen.

Fishing out of Mullaghmore in County Sligo, guest angler William Wallace (left) banked a huge 176lb female specimen (pictured), later followed by the capture of a male skate weighing 134lb by the skipper himself. Both fish were tagged and released.

Anyone wishing to take a trip on Declan’s boat can do so by calling him on: 035387 6100111.

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