Michael McVeigh, charter skipper of Rosguill, reports on the shark, reef and wreck fishing recently around Downings in Co. Donegal…

28/08 Porbeagle sharks 2013 have been as elusive as this past few years. A few have been caught – but absolutely no regularity.

Blue sharks started very early – mid-July and despite a promise of a bumper year, they have been just OK – certainly not great. The Rosguill boated her first of the year – 65/70 pounds after spending 2 full days with a super slick and perfect weather conditions.

Blue shark
Blue shark

Its the end of August and there are extremely few mackerel around. Some at Mouth of Lough Swilly but have spent several hours for a handful of mackerel.


Other fishing is good enough – Limeburner fishing well for gurnards, whiting, small ling, doggies etc. Rays on the sand are particularly good. Wrecks normal – not mad numbers of coalfish.

Michael McVeigh

Go fishing…

Fisherman’s Village Lodge provide B&B Accommodation in Downings, County Donegal. We offer Bed and Breakfast accommodation overlooking the scenic Dooey Strand.

Our modern 43′ Aquastar, The Rosguill, offers Sea Angling and Diving Boat Charters in an area renowned for unsurpassed sea fishing and scenic or wreck diving. The boat operates from Mulroy Bay, near Downings in North West Ireland.

The Fisherman’s Village Lodge
Downings, Co Donegal

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