Charter Skipper, John Fleming was on to tell us that they finally had a few spurs on Galway Bay last week. Fishing with a group of lads from Dublin he steamed to their first mark and set up on anchor over a patch of mixed ground.

Bullhuss showed up first
Another Huss

It was a slow start with a few huss for Chris and Alan Kelly. Eventually on the turn of the tide they got a proper hit and Darren Kelly got his first specimen spurdog with a length of 110cm and weight of 14.5lb.

At last a good spurdog – and a specimen too

Unfortunately things went quiet altogether after that so they changed mark for the flood tide. Once again they set up over mixed ground and waited patiently. John Mellerick had two good bites but unfortunately the fish which everyone was pretty confident were spurs spat the baits.

Bullhuss to 14lb to finish the day

Tom Lynch had a very good take at the stern and it ended up being a smashing huss of 15lb just shy of specimen.

Go fishing…

Blue Shark Angling

A regular day is between 9am- 6pm from either Rossaveal, Spiddal or Galway depending on species being sought after. Fishing on the inshore reefs for pollock, cod, ling, wrasse, conger eel and mackerel can be reached in 10 minutes from departure, while our offshore reef marks are within 45 minutes of departure. Our ground fishing for tope, spurdog, ray, bullhuss, turbot, plaice and the giant common skate can all be reached within the hour which ensures the most amount of time is spent fishing.
The shark season usually starts at the end of June and runs into late October, this is the ultimate angling adrenaline rush with these hard fighting blue and porbeagle sharks all being tagged and released safely.
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