Dereck Schwartau reports from the deck of the charter boat Rebecca C

28 September: We got out today for a few hours aboard Rebecca C and we were fortunate enough to come on a few pollock. The weather has been bad and it doesn’t look much like changing. We’ll keep an eye on the forecast and hopefully we will get a few more days out of this season yet.


Next Saturday 5th Oct we are donating the boat to the Chernobyl fishing competition with all proceeds going to the children of Chernobyl. Pearse Flynn has very kindly donated €3000 prize money for the competition with

  • €1800 1st prize
  • €800 2nd prize
  • €400 3rd prize

29 September: We managed to get out again today aboard Rebecca C, 2 days from 2, not too bad I suppose. We got onto some good pollock and a few whiting along with a hand full of mackerel.

leaving Ballycotton

Conditions weren’t to bad and we managed to get the day out of it. Back to shore now where we will give the boat and ourselves a wash down.

Go fishing…

Rebecca C is an 11 Metre Catamaran with Twin 280hp Iveco

Situated by the working pier of Ballycotton, Pier 26 is an eclectic mix of old and new: a welcoming traditional pub, an award-winning restaurant, and a stylish, comfortable B&B. You’ll always find a warm smile, an ear to listen and some of the best craic in Ireland! From 2019, Pearse is running specially chartered fishing vessels straight out of Ballycotton, giving you the chance to catch anything from John Dory to Two Spotted Goby. And blue shark too of course!

Phone: (+353) 21 464 6768

Email: [email protected]

Address: The Pier, Ballycotton, Co. Cork, Ireland


To book fishing contact skipper Derek Shwartau on 086 172 0342.