Over the last few years, I could see how much Amy is enjoying the fishing and as she, is getting a bit taller and stronger i can see how much fun she is having. when she was 6 she was finding it hard to reel up heavy leads time after time and with fish even harder.but now she doesn’t have to working as harder to pump up 1lb leads or fish.
Every session, let it be for a few hours or a full weekend she is up for it. This past year the fishing was hard this could be over the crap weather but more likely, it is down to the decline of fish stocks.
I got her a new boat reel last year and it has made a big difference for her reeling in heavy leads.
The pen fathom is a two-speed reel it is strong, fast and when you put it into low gear by pressing a button on the side of the handle a pound lead only feels a few ounces. This type of reel is super for up the east coast were you need heavy leads as Amy has proven to me this year.
Amy has achieved a few things in 2019
She is starting to do videos on fishing for kids to help parents that are into fishing to coax their kids away from they Xbox and go fishing with them. her YouTube is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLOqn0Bi2sptnRlSLiRCarA?view_as=subscriber
Amy also has landed the largest common skate caught by a female in Ireland estimated to be around 200lb
Amy with This largest common skate caught by a female in Ireland
This 222.5 cm skate measured on an IFI mat. I have seen pictures of so called record braking skate on IFI mats that are measured wrong so wrong that there is 40cm or more folded up under the skate maybe by mistake or not? but as specimen hunters we are also helping the IFI with data, so try to do things right.
Amy has won the Munster junior boats that are fished out of crosshaven
Amy Munster junior boat champion a huge achievement for a 7 year old
Amy also got the silver for the all-Ireland under 12 boat that is also fished out of crosshaven
Amy delighted with her under 12-boat all- Ireland silver
For some info on these competitions call out to the halfway angling, center halfway Ballinhassig co. cork. It is a top fishing tackle shop and Dan will have good info on what is happening on the fishing seen.
Also She had some nice specimens fish this year
her Common skate
Amy and I wish everyone a good 2020 hopefully we will see you on the water fighting a fish of dreams
On Sunday the 7th of July my daughter, Amy age 7 was geared up and ready to came fishing with me for common skate out of Baltimore. As she would be too small and light to hold a rod and fight a large deep dwelling, fish the only option she had was using a bent-butt rod that could be placed into the rod holder that is built into the boat for her
Amy and her 200LB Specimen skate
There was 4 of us fishing; Amy, my son Derick, his girlfriend Stephanie and myself. Amy had all the luck on the day. She was the only one to see her rod bend over and the line go screaming off the reel. The skate put up a hard battle, but the rod, reel, line and Amy were up to the job.
She has a video of her fighting the the skate on Amy’s fishing adventures her YouTube channel to see it click on the link below
Since the release of the picture and video she has proven how dedicated she is to fishing and her willpower to land large fish.
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July 10th, 2019 | Myles Kelly reports fish of the week
We will go straight to the Catch of the Week here. Well done to Amy Kennedy. Amy is already a seasoned angler with a huge breath of experience under her belt. Enough to put many senior anglers to shame. She is no stranger to the Irish Angling Update and with her capture of a huge common skate; she is back in our reports again. Anyone who has not seen the video of her catch is in for a treat. Fearless and fabulous, she is one of our most deserving Catch of the Week winners…
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Amy’s skate for her brag board of the week on her Facebook competition
- WINNER of this weeks’s weekly MMBB is Amy from “across the pond” in Ireland with a 200lb skate! IDK how she did it, but here it is. Congrats young lady, thanks for sharing and inspiring other young ladies to fish just like YOU.
Winner of Southside Angling fish of the month they are doing a great job keeping kids and adults interested in fishing. Each month there is a competition so if you have any pictures that you or your kids with fish you can send them in for fish of the month check out there sight and look them up on Facebook. Also she would like to thank the people that voted for her especially Glenn McCormack that suggested to put her photograph in
Southside Angling 125 Cork Street, Dublin, County Dublin
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Amy would like to thank
Adrian Ryan Sports Gear Direct Unit 50 Tramore Commercial park Tramore road Co. Cork, Cork, for sponsoring her HAIR bands for her YouTube channel T-shirts are on the way
Also would like to thank
For sponsoring some end-tackle for congers, rays and mackerel
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while fishing for shad Derick got slammed by a pike. he was using only 6lb line as a trace, it was good fun even when the pike got out of the net?