David and Patrick Hehir of the charter fishing boat Algerine report from from Dungarvan…
We recently opened up our shark fishing season off Dungarvan, Waterford, and within the last week we have landed, measured and tagged 7 sharks, 5 blue sharks and 2 porbeagles.
On our first day, which was a slow day, we had 3 runs and 2 had dropped the baits. But it was worth the wait. On the last run we landed a decent blue shark with an estimated weight of just under 100lb.
Our second day we had a group of guys from north Dublin and on that day we had 6 landed and tagged ( blue sharks, and 2 porbeagles).
All the sharks were caught on 30lbs class rods which gave great sport! It was a great day at sea and at one stage we couldn’t fish the bottom for cod, pollack or anything else – the porbeagles were swimming around under the boat just biting off the baited traces.
Dungarvan Offshore Charters
We offer deep sea angling for species such as Cod, Pollack, Ling, Whiting and much more. Mackerel trips, Sightseeing, Dolphin and Whale Watching trips. You can also get the opportunity to go big with game fishing for shark. Small and large groups catered for. Rod and Tackle hire available upon request.
Address: Dungarvan Offshore Charters, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
Telephone: +353 (0)87 6117658, +353 (0)87 2556634
Email: [email protected]