Charter skipper Derek Schwartau reports from Ballycotton…


25 August: Weather has been rough for the last week or two of August to say the least when it comes to sea angling in Ballycotton. We lost 2 weekends and a few days in between due to rough weather. We got out a few days during this week with mixed results with a few mackerel showing up and a few pollack.

Today with the weather being beautiful we struck well off shore to the wrecks where we got some nice ling. Mackerel are still patchy but hopefully things will pick up going into September.


With the weather to be a bit more settled it’s back to shark fishing for the REBECCA C where we hope to tag and release a few more blues and porbeagles.

Rebbecca C

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


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


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