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Wicklow Boat Charters shark season off to a flying start

September 1st, 2017 | by

After testing the waters in 2016 for shark fishing in the Celtic deeps, Wicklow Boat Charters skipper Kit Dunne seen the potential and has moved 1 boat to Kilmore Quay until the end October 2017…

Conor Devine with his first Blue Shark on Saturday.

Conor Devine with his first Blue Shark on Saturday.

The first weekend went out with a bang, Conor Devine’s crew fished 30Nm offshore in the deeps on Saturday landing 7 or 8 Blue Shark and 1 Porbeagle. The mood was great and the craic good as they made the first trip a massive success. Shane Devine had a massive day with his Blue shark and Porbeagle, and he wins the Wicklow Boat Charters top. All prizes will be presented at our awards in December.

Henry Kelly Blue Shark

Henry Kelly Blue Shark

On Sunday Henry Kelly, (now known as Henry Sharknado Kelly), started the day with a fine Blue Shark of 78lb weighed, 70lb on calcs, the day ended with the biggest of the day when Daniel O Kelly took a Blue Shark of 85lb weighed on the boat.

Daniel O Kelly with his 85lb Blue Shark.

Daniel O Kelly with his 85lb Blue Shark.

All in all its a great start, and a great sign of things to come, now we know we can get Blues less than 20Nm off, and we dont have to go the 30Nm offshore to the deeps.

porbeagle shark

Porbeagle and blues are available off the south Wexford coast if you go looking…

Thanks to IFI for the support in investigating this area last year.

Go fishing…

Angling Charters are offered on a full-day, half-day and evening trip basis and can be tailored to suit your needs. Two boats available – Lisin and Castle Maiden. All levels of anglers are catered for. Anglers will benefit from your skipper’s angling experience and local knowledge with advice and guidance on-hand at all times.


Specialist Angling Charters are offered for those who wish to target specific species, specimen fish or try new methods of angling.


Whether you’re a Club, Individual, School or Junior you can have an angling coaching session or programme tailored to suit your needs.

Kit Dunne
Wicklow Boat Charters

Telephone: +353 (0)87 6832179 +353 (0)404 67031
Email: dunnekit@gmail.com Website: www.wicklowboatcharters.ie

This post is in: East coast, Sea angling reports, Wicklow