Kit Dunne has moved the Castle Maiden down the coast again this year so he can get better access to shark fishing for some of the summer…

shark for the stag
Blue shark

12 August: 3 blues for the stags today, and tough conditions for the party animals. Porgies got us 3 times, on, off, on again and gone, we were left with the hook and maybe head.

blue shark fishing in the south east
Kit and co pose with one of 23 sharks caught

14 August: 26 Blue Shark to the Castle Maiden. Many PBs were broken yesterday. Daniel Kelly had his most ever at 13. I had 7 and my biggest to date and Henry Kelly had 6 while struggling with a bad back. Fingers were cut, eyes poked and arms grazed. Great craic, mayhem at times. Was well worth the effort. One of those days we could just as easily not bothered, thank God we did!

Go fishing…

Wicklow Boat Charters

Angling Charters are offered on a full-day, half-day and evening trip basis and can be tailored to suit your needs. Two boats available – Lisin and Castle Maiden. All levels of anglers are catered for. Anglers will benefit from your skipper’s angling experience and local knowledge with advice and guidance on-hand at all times.


Specialist Angling Charters are offered for those who wish to target specific species, specimen fish or try new methods of angling.


Whether you’re a Club, Individual, School or Junior you can have an angling coaching session or programme tailored to suit your needs.

Kit Dunne
Wicklow Boat Charters

Telephone: +353 (0)87 6832179 +353 (0)404 67031
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swimming shark
Blue shark in the water