David Edwards, skipper of charter boat Tigger, reports that September has seen some good trips with pleny of sharks and more to report…

Angling trips have been hit with the weather this summer but at least a more settled September has allowed us to continue targeting the great fishing that has been available since Spring.

Two of our anglers from Warrington about to release a Blue
Two of our anglers from Warrington about to release a Blue

Several sharking trips this month have all managed to catch our 2015 trip average of 11 plus and although we haven’t seen the quantity of 100lb plus fish of recent seasons we have still managed to put smiles on the faces of anglers from all parts of the world. Our most recent trip with a party from USA saw a 5 feet shark grabbed and sliced open by ‘something’ on the way in. There were no signs of Orca’s in the area so we all assume it was a very large species of shark so once again who knows what is out there?

Two of our visitors from the USA sharing a Blue Shark
Two of our visitors from the USA sharing a Blue Shark

General fishing has been of a good standard and cod have been caught in decent numbers since April and although they peaked in June we are still landing plenty of mid sized fish in the 5lb to 8lb range with the occaisional better fish. Whiting are also more plentiful than recent years with several anglers targeting them on baited feathers and taking good bags of them home.

Lads from Cork City enjoying the cod fishing on Tigger
Lads from Cork City enjoying the cod fishing on Tigger

Tigger will operate from Clonakilty until late October when we will move to Castle Park Marina, Kinsale for the winter months due to insurance reasons but hopefully the weather will be settled enough to target the good fishing available on Ling Rock in particular during the winter months.

David Edwards
Tigger
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…
Web: www.irelandseaangling.com