June 05, 2014
IRELAND: caught a 174 pound huge skate
Sea angler Joe Cawley had beginners luck on his side when he tried his hand at sea fishing for the first time and landed this giant 174 lb - 79 kg skate.
The huge skate was the first of the species caught in Ireland this season and was landed aboard "Whitewater II", using a mackerel - squid cocktail bait on 50 lb mainline.
Cawley need over 45 minutes to land the huge skate which came towards the end of a trip which featured the capture of numerous other interesting nice size species.