August 23rd proved to be a day for the Porbeagles on board Kit Dunne’s charter boat Castle Maiden which relocated to Kilmore Quay for the sharking season. Thomas Markey had three of the feisty fighters, all released safely after a quick photo.

Porbeagle shark
Porbeagle shark

The following day was a switch up and blue sharks provided nearly all the action. Everyone on board landed a shark and there were plenty of double hook ups to add the the fun. There was one specimen blue landed and a solitary porbeagle.

Blue shark
John Stevenson with his Specimen Blue 190cm. fork length.

The 25th proved to be a slow day. In the end there was one blue shark dropped, one lost at the boat and one landed.

Another lovely blue
Another lovely blue

The following day was a blank.  One big blue circled the boat ignoring baits for more than an hour. But it was a great day at sea with lots of nature to keep the spirits up.


What a turnaround the 27th was. Kits anglers had three blues, one making 180cms, and two porbeagles. Yesterday everyone’s best efforts came to nothing while today they were full on, hungry. Kit tells us he was fairly bemused by the experience but was happy all the same – that’s fishing.

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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