Daryl Ewing of  Sligo Boat Charters reports some great fishing in Sligo Bay recently.

Tope fishing has been particularly good. On Thursday last week they had a lovely specimen. After 5 runs and losing 1 at the side of the boat we finally landed a beautiful 40lb female tope.

Specimen tope from Sligo Bay
Specimen tope from Sligo Bay

She was been released unharmed and will feature in the Irish Specimen Report next year! This proved to be the first of many specimen tope landed over the weekend. Another specimen was landed by a lucky Stag on Saturday.

But the Catch of the Week goes to Ashley for her 165cm male tope estimated at 45lb.

Ashely's specimen tope wins Catch of the Week
Ashley's specimen tope wins Catch of the Week

Fishing in general has been good with some nice pollack taken off the reefs and good shoals of mackerel about.

Daryl Ewing
Sligo Boat Charters


Go fishing…

Sea Star is based in Rosses Point, Sligo (10 mins from Sligo town on local bus route).  Services available include deep sea angling, reef fishing, shark fishing (August-October) and eco tourism cruises. Trips can be tailor made to suit anglers and include modest half day, full day and evening trip rates for groups, individuals, and children. Rods and tackle are available for hire on board and skipper can arrange accommodation if contacted in time. Gift vouchers are also available. Sight seeing tours for non anglers.

Address: Rosses Point, Co Sligo.
Telephone: + 353 86 8913618
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