Tom Collins of Sea Angling Charters in Union Hall West Cork had a week of ‘skate mania’.
Tom describes the photos below as”Common Skate, Tag No. 47907 was caught by Izzak Bradley on June 27th, recaptured on July 3rd by Hans, and recaptured again today by Kees. This female fish was caught at three separate locations within 4 square miles and is a testament to how well we take care of our big fish, limiting the time they are out of water, and handled with best protocol. I understand how some people are against tagging of skate but the feedback is beyond what I expected!”

There’s not many places in Europe where you can catch Blue Shark and common Skate at the same time but Carlsberg invented the West Cork Workout we only perfected it
A real beauty on Monday weighing in at 193lb the biggest of 4 skate.
Tom Collins - 193lb Skate July 2016
Tom Collins - Blues July 2016
Also from Union Hall skipper Jim Nowotynski of Irish Deep Sea Charters report fine catches of mackerel this year. They too had some huge skate up to 196lbs during the week.
Irish Deep Sea Charter - 196lb skate
Irish Deep Sea Charter – 196lb skate

Go Fishing…

Tom Collins

Sea angling charters ltd is a modern and energetic business driven at the helm by experienced angler and skipper Tom Collins. We operate a fully insured and licensed charter boat from the picturesque fishing port in Reen, Union Hall, Co. Cork. Reen pier is situated 2 miles west of Union Hall village and is central to some of the most productive fishing grounds and whale feeding areas off the Irish coast. Whether you are a seasoned angler in pursuit of a catch of a lifetime or a passing tourist hoping to get that photo of a breaching whale we aim to fulfil your every need.
Tel: +353 87 2792983

Go Fishing…

Jim Nowotynski
Rod’n’Reel, Irish Deep Sea Charters
Base: Union Hall Operational area: 30 miles from Union Hall,Glandore & Baltimore
Based in Union Hall, they run two charter angling boats from Glandore and Union Hall, West Cork, Ireland, Both boats fully licenced and insured by the department of marine. Wreck, reef, shark, ground and general inshore fishing. They have excellent fishing with huge variety all within 45 minutes of leaving port, So more time fishing !
Telephone:    Jim +353 (0)877613171 or Adrian +353(0)863314224
Email: [email protected] Web: