Siegy Grabher, skipper of Sioux out of Valentia Island reports on the fishing around the Skelligs and Valentia Island…
09 July: We had a fantastic week of fishing with a group from Germany. Their catch included many pollack in good sizes and also coalfish, ling, pouting, cod, whiting, cuckoo wrasse, ballan wrasse, grey gurnard, mackerel and sandeels.
To really set off their angling holiday were some unforgetteable and special moments when dolphins and minke whales were cruising around the boat!
The charter boat “Sioux” is an Offshore 105 equipped with a 300 hp Ford Sabre Turbo Diesel engine. The season for most species is from April to the end of September; cod, pollock, ling, coalfish, whiting, haddock, mackerel, garfish, pouting, plaice, ballan wrasse, cuckoo wrasse, grey and red gurnard, seabass, mullet, skate, ray-thornback, conger eel, dogfish, bullhuss and blueshark (July – September)