At last, after 4 months waiting and two weeks in quarantine, Galway Fishing is back in action! The last weekend was full of suprises. Firstly, I was delighted to see the seals coming back to the boat in Rossaveal looking for some fish. On Friday, I was out with a nice group of lads and they were thrilled to catch some good spurdog, weighing an average of 10 to 12 lbs. They were very close to the shore, something that I never have seen before.

Galway Fishing
Some nice fishing in Galway Bay over the weekend with Max Couque

On Saturday, I had an outing with a family group and the weather was brilliant. They were happy to watch the common dolphin following the boat on our way to the Aran Islands. The fishing was difficult in the morning and on one of the last drifts of the day, a good few pollack and coalfish were caught. We stopped on Inismain for a late lunch, and we put some nice fresh pollack on the pan, they really enjoyed it!

Finally on Sunday, John O’Leary and his nephews came fishing for the day, we had a great day, lots of pollack, three cod, the biggest 5 lb, 10 lb ling, pouting, wrasse, dogfish and mackerel. We then went to Inishmore for lunch but Joe Wattys was full and it was the only pub open on the island, so we cooked some mackerel 😋.
Looking forward to see all of you soon, it will be a short season but it is great to be back!


Galway Fishing
Galway Fishing

Go Fishing……………
If you would like to join a fishing trip with Max you will find all the necessary details below

Explore the waters of Galway Bay and Aran Islands with the ‘Leaca Rua’ skippered by Max Couque who has over 20 years experience of deep sea fishing.
Fish for species such as shark, pollack, ling, ray, mackerel and much more. Stag parties or stag weekends are also welcome (subject to Covid 19 advice and restrictions). Full day and half day trips available every day all year.

Tackle hire is free.

Our self catering cottage is also available at

Address: Galway Fishing, Telephone: +353 86 323 4638
Email: [email protected]

Galway Fishing
An Leaca Rua

Boat: 37′ Tyrell.
Skipper: Max Couque
Licence: 572
Base: Barna/Rossaveal/Spiddal
Operational area: Galway Bay