Last week it was all sharks, tope, cod and pollack for anglers with Luke Aston on the Clare Dragoon. There were also a few good ling and even a John Dory. Amongst the sharks was another porbeagle. This year porbeagles are showing signs of a come back along the south and west coasts which is really good news.

Luke with a 15lb cod
Luke with a 15lb cod

Yesterday Luke and his crew were getting lots of mackerel at the Loop. They tried the six Gill mark but couldn’t get the through the shoals of Spurdogs swarming all over it.

John dory
John dory
The weather kept Luke in the estuary on 30 August but the Tope fishing showed good fresh hard fighting fish.

Sean Maguire’s anglers on the Lady Gwen were mostly over the reefs last week, where they enjoyed the pollacking. Drifts over other ground saw gurnards, and spurdogs keeping the boat busy.

Go fishing…

Clare Dragoon

Clare Dragoon is a LOCHIN 366 powered by 650HP engine that operates 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
Email: [email protected] Web: