Galway based charter skipper John Fleming was happy to report some more fantastic fishing on board his boat the Brazen Hussy II over the last 2 weeks:
Shark season started with a bang with some lovely porbeagles being caught with 4 porbeagles and 1 blue for Shane Naughton’s group. And a couple of days later Tommy Magee and his group from galway hit it big with 5 beagles and 1 blue. These were very nice fish and were up there with the biggest ever landed on the Hussy.
Porbeagle are an endangered species and so all fish landed were tagged and released as part of IFI’s Marine Sportfish Tagging Programme. This programme has been monitoring the movements of porbeagle shark (and many other species) in Irish waters since 1970.
Funnily enough we’ve had our first female porbeagles ever this year.
We then had a rather frustrating days sharking the day after. Dropped runs, spat hooks lines breaking. Just one of those days but we did save the blank and Tom Lynch got a nice blue for himself.
To book fishing with John aboard the Brazen Hussy II, give him a call on 087 7571320
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.
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Address: Baile an tSagairt, Spiddal, Co. Galway.
Telephone: +353 (0)87 7571320
Blue Shark Angling Galway,
Phone John Fleming : +353 (0)87 7571320