David Edwards, skipper of charter boat Tigger, reports that they have had good ground fishing and are looking forward to trying for some of the more unusual shark species this summer…

Chris Evans with a good inshore Coalie
Chris Evans with a good inshore Coalie

Cod fishing has been excellent over the last few weeks, a party of German anglers came to Ireland for the first time instead of their usual Norway or Sweden trips and over three days caught a greater total weight than they have in the last 15 years of fishing in the Nordic countries. Granted they never hit any specimen fish here but the quality and numbers more than made up for it. Although starting to tail of now we are still pulling several in every trip between 5lb – 12lb with best of the season so far going 22lb.

20lb 8oz Ling
Skipper David Edwards with a 20lb 8oz Ling

There is great sport with inshore Coalie fishing with some fish nudging double figures. Ling have been more plentiful than recent years and best so far went 20lb 8oz on a inshore mark.

Shark fishing has been impacted by the weather but the trips we have made have seen plenty coming to the boat with several passing the magic 100lb mark. There are some long range trips sharking trips planned in August with some very experienced shark anglers and hopefully we will have something to report from then. Two good size Threshers were caught off West Wales on the weekend and with Mako’s also appearing again in recent seasons it gives us even more reason to get offshore

David Edwards
Clonakilty Coastal and Deep Sea Charters

Go fishing…

Tigger is a purpose built Procharter 31 angling boat, powered by a 330HP diesel engine and equipped with all necessary safety equipment. Reef and ground drift fishing is generally the most productive method with the potential to catch in excess of 20 species if you adapt your lures and baits accordingly. From mid June through to October it’s usually possible to target the blue shark fishing that is predominatly between 10-15 miles off the estuary.  All sharks are released and recent seasons have seen larger species such as mako and threshers being sighted more frequently, so who knows what will come in 2014…
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