Charter boat skipper Kit Dunne reports from the south east of the country where he has set up his seasonal sharking service at Kilmore Quay…

After 2 Months of record Specimen numbers WICKLOW BOAT CHARTERS started their Shark Season with a bang.

Paul Bray
Paul Bray with his blue shark

On our first trip the ball was set rolling for Paul Bray when he landed his fine Blue shark. Following this the bar was set by Stan Ryan with his first ever porbeagle shark coming in at approximately 100lb. This was after a number of missed fish, Porgies we believe, showing an increase in their numbers.

Porbeagle shark
Kit Dunne cradles Stan’s big porbeagle prior to release

On the second day out David Quirke wanted some of the Porgie action and brought a big fish to the side, after a struggle and a video she swam off safely. Fishing was slow until Joey Brady took the Wicklow Boat Charters Polo Shirt prize for our first Specimen Shark 2019 with his 123lb. (calculated weight), 193cm to the fork Blue Shark.

Joey Brady Irish Specimen Blue Shark
Joey Brady Irish Specimen Blue Shark

Go fishing…

Angling Charters are offered on a full-day, half-day and evening trip basis and can be tailored to suit your needs. Two boats available – Lisin and Castle Maiden. All levels of anglers are catered for. Anglers will benefit from your skipper’s angling experience and local knowledge with advice and guidance on-hand at all times.


Specialist Angling Charters are offered for those who wish to target specific species, specimen fish or try new methods of angling.


Whether you’re a Club, Individual, School or Junior you can have an angling coaching session or programme tailored to suit your needs.

Kit Dunne
Wicklow Boat Charters

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