Galway Bay charter boat anglers are getting in some good fishing , even though the inconsistent conditions are at times unfavourable.

Max and his big pollack
Max and his big pollack

Max Couque on the Leaca Rua out of Rossaveel  had his biggest pollack this year, 4.5kg last week. At the moment they are getting up to 11 species a day. Mackerel, sandeel, red gurnard, pollock, coal fish, pouting, whiting, dog fish, cuckoo wrasse, cod and 2 big bullhuss over 12lbs. Not only hat there has been some incredible minke whale and dolphin activity recorded too. Check out his Facebook page for more.


John Fleming of Blue Shark Angling was delighted to report that they got their first tope of the year last week. Not a huge fish, but at least a start.


Finally Kevin MacGabhann, skipper of Maighdean Mara, is getting some great fishing with pollack to 11lb, specimen spurdog to 16lb and good mix of other species too.

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: