Daryl Ewing, Sligo Boat Charters, reports on the fishing around Sligo Bay where the tope have made a very welcome appearance…

Keith Barry
Keith Barry with a string of Mackerel

04 July: Great days fishing today with Keith Barry and Co! We had no problem getting mackerel for bait and had some good fishing for pollack on jelly worm and well as all the usual species on bait.

12 July: MASSIVE fishing today! One of the best days out all year. Lots of cod up to 13lb, ling, lots big pollack over 10lb, whiting, coalie, pouting, wrasse and mackerel by the truckload! Lots of mouths fed tonight.

57lb tope
57lb tope

15 July: BOOM! Another RECORD on board! A specimen Tope of 57lbs (specimen size is 40lb) landed this evening. In all Ireland rankings for 2014 this would have ranked second! Looking forward to seeing the 2015 specimen books next year

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
Email: [email protected] Web: www.sligoboatcharters.com

Gonna need a bigger mat. Thankfully IFI has a 230cm version for claiming bigger length based specimens like tope and blue shark
Gonna need a bigger mat. Thankfully IFI has a 230cm version for claiming bigger length based specimens like tope and blue shark