Luke Aston of the Clare Dragoon and Sean Maguire of Lady Gwen reports on the last few days charter fishing…

13 July

the best spurdog on Clare Dragoon was just over 13lb and 110cm in length.

The Clare Dragon showed her worth again today as they managed to fish in very fresh conditions. It did limit what they could do but with lots of mackerel for bait, the over shallower areas produced some good Spurdogs with the best a big, fat female of just over 13lb and 110cm in length.

Lady Gwen also got plenty of bait but fished more over some pollack grounds and sandy areas where red gurnards were accounted for.

12 July

Lady Gwen had a great bunch from the UK back fishing with them again, though this year there were a couple of new faces. They didn’t stray too far as it was a little bit choppy for the newcomers but a fun day’s fishing was enjoyed nonetheless with plenty of pollack caught.

Happy anglers on the Lady Gwen
Happy anglers on the Lady Gwen

Anglers on the Clare Dragoon were also out on pollack grounds where they enjoyed a busy day on the shads and pirks. Plenty of fish to be had!

11 July

A male tope on the Care Dragoon
A male tope on the Care Dragoon

The Clare Dragoon started today with a fresh NW wind and a crack at the Tope. Although the wind was dropping conditions were still not great as they anchored up. However some Tope in the boat and Frank had this fine male. In the afternoon we got a quick wrasse session in and then went after the Spurs. Plenty of them about and lots over double figures with the best being a 14lb specimen.

10 July

The Clare Dragoon was fishing in a gale of wind in the estuary today but we managed Thornback and Spotted Ray, Tub Gurnard, Conger, Bullhuss, Doggies and Mackerel. But we are hoping to get west again soon!!

08 July

Luke Aston on the Clare Draggon tells us he started today not sure if he would get out of the estuary as the forecast was giving the wind rising. As it happened they got a full day outside and got some good drifts in.

 07 July

A fine lump of a pollack
Great days fishing today on the Clare Dragoon. Lots of fish on the deep reefs and a good range. Some fine Spurdogs and a big lump of a Haddock too.

Go fishing…

Clare Dragoon

Clare Dragoon is a LOCHIN 366 powered by 650HP engine, skippered by Luke Aston and operating out of Carrigaholt Co. Clare…

I have some offers up on my web site and if anybody is interested in putting a trip together please do get in touch. Also I Twitter from the boat on @fishandstay and try to update my face book page fairly often!To experience some of the best deep sea fishing available in Ireland contact Luke.
Telephone: +353 65 9058209 or +353 87 6367544
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Lady Gwen II

Fishing Adventures on Séan Maguire’s Lady Gwen II, a Lochin 33  M265Ti Perkins charterboat which operates 15 miles from Kilbaha, Carrigaholt, and Kilrush.

Whether you want to go to the Atlantic Ocean for a large selection of species, including different types of shark, or fish the estuary for ray conger tope etc, Fishing Adventures will cater for whatever fishing you desire.
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