People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project –
Sean O’Sullivan ‘Bawn’ – Castletownbere, West Cork.
‘My perfect day is coming back into the harbour after 3 or 4 days fishing, with a hold full of fish. Its a good feeling, you know that you can relax, you have a wage made for yourself and the crew, you can have a couple of well earned pints before going back at it again.
We fish 40 to 50 miles off the coast for monk and megs ( flat fish like plaice – the white sole of the sea). We fish according to the seasons. Towards the end of May we start fishing for turbot until the end of July, after that we go back trawing for monk, megs, sole and prawns.
I like the freedom of fishing and being my own boss, we do 2 trips a week because we are a small boat. coming home safe and knowing that myself and the crew have a couple of pounds at the end of the week is all I ask for.
I’m also a volunteer RNLI crew member and that plays a big part in my life. It a a peace of mind having the RNLI boat in the harbour’.