Luke Aston reports on the Charter fishing off the Clare coast…

18.5lb specimen Bullhuss
18.5lb specimen Bullhuss

12 August: What a lovely day on the sea! With plenty bait we headed west and anchored up for slack water and had lots of congers and this 18.5lb specimen Bullhuss.

John Dory - 3.6lb
John Dory – 3.6lb


Then on the flood we had lots of mixed fish including a John Dory that at 3.6lb was a fine fish and almost the second specimen for the day.

Brace of pollack
Good brace of fat pollack

13 August: Lovely day on the sea and fishing conditions perfect. The Pollack are on the take and getting nice and fat!

Bruno's shark
Bruno’s shark

14 August: Bruno came this week for a blue shark so with the bit of wind we tried a drift today. Conditions were a bit odd because of the very big swell but he got his shark and we had six to the boat.

15 August: The seas are calming down after the swell yesterday but still a little on the rough side. Some nice drifts out to sea but we came back up the estuary to finish up the day with some mackerel.

After the Conger baits were savaged by shark they tried for a blue to finish the day

16 August: Today was a perfect general day charter. Easy mackerel at the loop. Box’s full if whitefish by the middle of the day. Mostly pollack but also some cod. Then congers at anchor untill a blue shark started to take the baits. So down went a shark trace and in came a nice shark! Finished the day with some fresh mackerel to take home. Oh and it was calm.

Luke Aston
Clare Dragoon

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Clare Dragoon is a LOCHIN 366 powered by 650HP engine that operates out of Carrigaholt Co. Clare.

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