All the usual fishing is providing plenty of thrills for charter boat anglers fishing off Clare’s coasts. Even those who want something with a bit more bite are not disappointed!


It was a breezy wet start to the day for the anglers on Lady Gwen II on Saturday, but when the sun came out it turned out very nice with good fishing, and lot’s of fun. Monday saw a group of German anglers on board. they fished at a relaxed pace enjoying every moment of their time on the water.


On Tuesday fishing was tough to start but it soon picked up a a great variety of fish were landed including a megrim.


Luke Aston reported similar fishing from the Clare Dragoon over the weekend and at the stat of this week, but on Tuesday they went after bigger game and landed a “small” sixgill shark. At just just 9 feet it weighted only around 600lb (!!).

Sixgill shark
600lb sixgill shark at the boat

Wednesday was a whole other matter though. He had a new first on board – 2 sixgill sharks over 1000lb by one person in one day. Take a bow Andy Griffith.  The first was around hooked at about 6:00 in the evening. The huge shark was estimate at 14 feet and 1150lb. The second sixgill took a couple of hours later. This monstrous beast took an hour to play to the boat  and it was 8.45pm before they got a good look at the catch. The shark was over 18ft and 1400lbs. It is unlikely that anyone has ever caught two such enormous fish back to back anywhere before…

Andy Griffith caught 2 sixgill over 1000lb on Wednesday.

Go fishing…

Clare Dragoon

Clare Dragoon is a LOCHIN 366 powered by 650HP engine, skippered by Luke Aston and operating out of Carrigaholt Co. Clare…

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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.
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