So, for the last few weeks we have been inundated with visions of wonderful sea-life off the Wexford coast with Fin Whales, Dolphins, Seals and some wonderful bird-life and then on Monday the very first Humpback Whale to visit Irish Waters does so at 3 miles off Hook Head on Monday morning.
The Humpback was spotted by a group of Whale Watchers who departed from Duncannon on the Rebecca C with Martin Colfer on their way to view the majestic Fin Whales.
Chatting with Martin and some of the group on board they were very obviously overwhelmed by the wonderful natural sights they witnessed. These magnificent creatures are still feeding off Hook Head and can be see with good binoculars from Hook Lighthouse or if you want to get an up close and personal encounter give Martin Colfer a call and arrange a charter with Off the Hook Whale Watching.
If the coast is your thing and you come to see the Whales don’t miss out on capturing a glimpse of the finest in UK and Ireland’s Sea Anglers as they compete in the Irish Shore Angling Festival from 26 to 28 also in Wexford.
The festival which is in its twenty fourth year will see the Irish and UK anglers battle it out for the prestigious title. 52 shore anglers from, Ireland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England c will all be vying for the title. The angling action can be viewed at Ballinoulart Beach and Clones Strand.
Wexford has long been an extremely popular spot for fishing from the shore and Kilmore Quay as well known anglers welcome, Wexford is especially popular with anglers from Dublin and the UK. For further details on the festival see www.visitwexford.ie