Siegy Graber, skipper of Sioux out of Valentia Island, reports on the charter boat fishing out of Caherciveen…


We had a mixed week for our group from Germany. They caught 293 pollack, 2 cod, 18 coalfish, 4 ling, 10 pouting, 1 grey gurnard, 1 cuckoo wrasse, 2 poor cod, mackerels and sandeels.

Simon Lewis enjoyed getting a few fish from the shore with John Quinlan

Meanwhile anglers from the shore, fishing with John Quinlan of Thatch Cottage Ireland in Caherciveen, have had some action on lures. At the weekend it was grey skies yet again but there were some nice pollack and bass for Simon Lewis.

Tomasz Ekert is having a slow season…

Meanwhile Tomasz Ekert reports in his blog Sea Bass Hunting  the bass fishing in Kerry has been fairly slow. He is still getting some fish for the tagging programme – tag number 1006 goes on a decent fish which fell for a surface lure.

Go fishing…


Siegy Grabher, born in Austria near the Lake of Constance, started fishing as a young boy and spent several fishing holidays in Ireland as a young adult. In 1998 he relocated to Ireland and started with deep sea angling.  The charter boat “Sioux” is an Offshore 105 equipped with a 300 hp Ford Sabre Turbo Diesel engine. The season for most species is from April to the end of September; cod, pollock, ling, coalfish, whiting, haddock, mackerel, garfish, pouting, plaice, ballan wrasse, cuckoo wrasse, grey and red gurnard, seabass, mullet, skate, ray-thornback, conger eel, dogfish, bullhuss and blueshark (July – September)

35′ Offshore 105. 300 HP Ford
Valentia Island, Co. Kerry.
Tel: +353 66 9476420 or +353 87 6871267
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Thatch Cottage

Lure and fly fishing for bass normally begins mid to late March with April and May often giving superb sport.  Please get in touch to check for best times and availability. If you fancy a spring bass fishing break just give John a call on (066) 947 4721 (or +353 66 947 4721 from abroad).

E-mail: [email protected]