John Fleming reports from the Brazen Hussy II on Galway Bay…


We broke the boats’s tope record boating and realising 20 tope last weekend. Nothing very big but cracking sport. We had some great mixed fishing as well over the reefs and sand with a lot of codling, pollack, whiting and red gurnard.

Red gurnard
Red gurnard

To top a great week on the water we had another go for Tope,. We had a few runs to no avail but out efforts were rewarded with some lovely huss and spurdog. We had about 10 spurs in total with Rinus have from Holland pulling out a gorgeous 110cm specimen and there were a few more just shy of it.

Specimen Spurdog

I even managed a couple and a nice huss too.

All in all the summer is off to a great start for us in Galway.

Bull huss

Go fishing…

To book fishing with John aboard the Brazen Hussy II, give him a call on 087 7571320

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.
Package deals available

Address: Baile an tSagairt, Spiddal, Co. Galway.
Telephone: +353 (0)87 7571320

Blue Shark Angling Galway,
Phone John Fleming : +353 (0)87 7571320