Daryl Ewing, Sligo Boat Charters, reports on the fishing around Sligo Bay where the charter fishing season has kicked off with some big pollack plenty of mackerel…

Fenton had fine pollack of 7.5lb

19/04 Last Thursday I was out with my brother. It was great to see so many mackerel back in bay, and he crowned the day with a lovely 7.5lb pollack.

Cuckoo wrasse
Cuckoo wrasse

Yesterday there were lots of nice cod about and plenty of mackerel, pollack, ling, coalies, some pouting and a beautiful cuckoo wrasse with bright colours. Blue seemed to be the colour for cod.

This morning we had the pleasure of being attacked by thousands of mackerel! The fish were good enough in size though a bit skinny, which is normal for this time of 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