Thirteen may be an unlucky number for some, but not for the Clare Dragoon, as Luke Aston reports that this year is the thirteenth year in a row that Carrigaholt Sea Angling has managed to successfully target sixgill sharks! Luke first targeted this massive shark species back in 2008 and has managed to successfully bring one alongside the boat each year since; Carrigaholt Sea Angling are definitely the experts when it comes to this not often seen shark species!
Carrigaholt sixgills – thirteen good years!
Luke reckons that fishing for sixgills has been very limited this year with the lack of overseas customers and this weeks attempt was only his second trip this year after them. Luke was accompanied both trips by Andy Elliot who kept the faith and managed to get this lovely 10 foot, 700lb plus sixgill to the boat.
Safely alongside
Sixgill aren’t the only species the Clare Dragoon has targeted lately; Luke says that the white fishing has picked up again with some good pollock, coalfish, the odd cod and some ling getting caught as well as some spurdog and a skate or two.
A nice bycatch of skate!
Carrigaholt cod

Go fishing…

Clare Dragoon

Clare Dragoon is a LOCHIN 366 powered by 650HP engine, skippered by Luke Aston and operating out of Carrigaholt Co. Clare…

I have some offers up on my web site and if anybody is interested in putting a trip together please do get in touch. Also I Twitter from the boat on @fishandstay and try to update my face book page fairly often!To experience some of the best deep sea fishing available in Ireland contact Luke.
Telephone: +353 65 9058209 or +353 87 6367544
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Lady Gwen II

Fishing Adventures on Séan Maguire’s Lady Gwen II, a Lochin 33  M265Ti Perkins charterboat which operates 15 miles from Kilbaha, Carrigaholt, and Kilrush.

Whether you want to go to the Atlantic Ocean for a large selection of species, including different types of shark, or fish the estuary for ray conger tope etc, Fishing Adventures will cater for whatever fishing you desire.
Telephone: +353 (0) 877508758 or +353 (0) 894431182
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