Michael McVeigh of the charter boat Rosguill in Downings, Co. Donegal reports on the start to his fishing season…

Cuckoo wrasse
Cuckoo Wrasse

05 June: Mackerel are playing “silly buggers” same as this past 4 years – they should be fairly plentiful at start June, but not so – they are scarce. Our old friends from way back 13 years ago have returned from vacation (or perhaps they were in jail)  – lots of Octopii turning up. Tory Pollack are off to a reasonable start, which is more than can be said of the Flatfish at Tory – Dabs plentiful, but our real targets of Turbot , Brill & Plaice are “missing in action” – actually missing in inaction! Wrecks fishing as normal for early season – billions of Coalfish but decent Pollack & Ling if you can get to fish for them. Limeburner is fishing OK for Gurnards, Whiting & the usual suspects – reports of good numbers of Haddock.

Bert's Ling
Bert’s Ling

07 June: Had a good day on the Wrecks with some nice Ling and a couple of bonus Cod. Limeburner fishing well for Haddock, Whiting, Gurnards, etc.

Michael McVeigh

Go fishing…

Fisherman’s Village Lodge provide B&B Accommodation in Downings, County Donegal. We offer Bed and Breakfast accommodation overlooking the scenic Dooey Strand.

Our modern 43′ Aquastar, The Rosguill, offers Sea Angling and Diving Boat Charters in an area renowned for unsurpassed sea fishing and scenic or wreck diving. The boat operates from Mulroy Bay, near Downings in North West Ireland.

The Fisherman’s Village Lodge
Downings, Co Donegal

Telephone: 074 9155080 / +353 74 9155080
eMail: [email protected]
Web: www.rosguill.com