Luke Aston of the Clare Dragoon and Sean Maguire of Lady Gwen are back again this week to give a few updates on the charter boat fishing around Loop Head and the Shannon Estuary where the fishing is not bad but mackerel are scarce…

A string of Grey Gurnards on the Lady Gwen
A string of Grey Gurnards on the Lady Gwen

21 May: Turned into a lovely day on the sea even with a fresh SW breeze. Fishing was slower on the ebb but a big shoal of Grey Gurnard on the ground with triple shots all round. On the flood the whitefish started coming and we had plenty of Pollack and Coalfish with some Ling, Haddock, Red Gurnard and Whiting.  – Clare Dragoon

After a wet and windy start it turned out quite a nice day at sea. We had to search for fish but fishing was good, and we rounded the day off with a few dozen mackerel. – Lady Gwen

Cod to 11lb were warmly welcomed by the anglers
Cod to 11lb were warmly welcomed by the anglers

22 May: Another rolly day on the sea but lovely sunshine makes you forget about that! Fishing was fine with the normal pollack and Coalfish about also some nice haddock and this cod over 11lbs. – Clare Dragoon

Nice sunshine again today. Fishing was slow in the morning until the tide turned and then we had quite good fishing in the afternoon. – Lady Gwen

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
Email: [email protected] Web:

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.
Telephone: +353 (0) 877508758 or +353 (0) 894431182
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