Charter boat fishing from the Shannon Estuary and along the Clare coast is picking up now that the water temperature is that bit closer to 10C…

pollack fishing
Hi Nice pollack on Lady Gwen

09 April: A bit chilly early today on board Lady Gwen II but the lad’s weren’t long warming up as there was plenty of pollack and mackerel about.

sea fishing
A great start to the season on the Clare Dragoon

16 April: First day back fishing for the Clare Dragoon. Luke Aston tells us there was a good sign of small sprat around and a lot of sea birds feeding on them. No sign of mackerel though yet. From the get go Luke and his anglers were catching lots of pollack and coalfish. The average size was small at 3 to 4 lbs but they had a few to 8lbs.

A good looking pollack


17 April: The Clare Dragoon was out again and it was a lovely, calm day with just a light westerly breeze. Still cool according to Luke who measured the water temperature at just 9’c. They picked up a few mackerel in the morning at the Loop and headed west again. Fishing was not as steady as yesterday but still good with some nice ling and pollack.

A better day on the water and a few fish about too


Lady Gwen II was out too on Sunday. They had herring’s, mackerel, ling, coalies, and some very nice polllack. The calm seas and sunshine were well appreciated here 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.
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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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