Carrigaholt skipper Luke Aston provided some good fishing for his clients this week even though the weather was very variable.

A party of 6 joined him on Saturday for two days fishing.  The conditions weren’t great and although they tried for tope only one was caught. Sunday made up for it, with plenty of fish on the deep reefs.

Luke Aston - Carrigaholt Sunday July 3rdOn Wednesday he had a Dutch group back for a few days and although the weather wasn’t certain their trip started with a good day and some fine Spur Dogs were caught 3 of them well over 11lbs

Dutch anglers
Dutch anglers

Today, Thursday was a great day for fishing.  Lots of fish on the deep reefs and a good range. Some fine Spurdogs and a big lump of a Haddock

A fine Haddock
A fine Haddock


Sean McGuire found the weather a bit fresh too on Saturday, so after a journey to the Loop where they got some mackerel they headed back up the estuary and anchored, and it turned out a nice sunny and very enjoyable day.

Sunday calmed off nicely and turned out a lovely day at sea, with very good fishing.  On Tuesday they had a bit of fun in the morning with the “catch and release” of some fine spurdogs before they moved off.

Go fishing…

Luke Aston
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:

Séan Maguire
Lady Gwen II
Fishing Adventures on Lady Gwen II’s 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: