Charter boat angling on Galway Bay is well under way now with reports in from three boats this week.

Max with a pollack

Max Coque, skipper of Leaca Rua, started his season with plenty of pollack on Wednesday last week. Brilliant weather on Sunday saw Max back on the water with five species to the boat; mackerel, many pollock, coal fish, two ballan wrasse and sand eels!


John Fleming, skipper of Brazen Hussy was out on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday was the better day and after a slow start things picked up a bit and they managed a few nice pollack, coalies, pouting, poor cod and their first mackerel, cod and ling. Surprisingly they found the mackerel to be solid on the ground!


Kevin MacGabhann, skipper of Maighdean Mara, was out on Saturday too. They also got their first mackerel of 2019 and also landed 7 cod, plenty of coafish, pollack, poor cod, pouting, ballan wrasse, ling and sandeel.

Go fishing…

Galway Fishing

Deep sea fishing trip in Galway Bay from Rossaveel. Fish for species such as shark, pollack, ling, ray, mackerel and much more… Licence for up to 12 persons. Smaller groups welcomed and individuals also catered for. For day trips, boat departs Rossaveel around 9am and returns around 5.30pm.
For evening charter, boat departs at 6.30pm and returns approx at 9.30pm.
45 min drive from Galway.

Telephone: +353 91 595 352 or +353 86 323 4638
Email: [email protected]

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.
Package deals available

Address: Baile an tSagairt, Spiddal, Co. Galway.
Telephone: +353 (0)87 7571320
Email: [email protected] Website:

Galway Bay Fishing

A regular Galway Bay Safari is from 9am to 6pm. The Maigdan Mara will pick up your party from the pier at Spiddal, County Galway. The boat is yours for the day, though of course skipper Kevin will advise you where the best fishing is to be found. Tackle hire is free.

Address: Galway Bay Safaris, An Boluisce, Spiddal, Co. Galway.
Telephone: +353 91 553888 or +353 86 8547890
Email: [email protected] Web: