Luke Aston of Carrigaholt Sea Angling has had a productive few days fishing off the Clare coast:

Tuesday was a beautiful day on the sea!
Sunshine and almost flat calm. A very slow drift on the reefs meant the fishing was slow and steady. Lots of fish hitting the baits but harder to get a hook up. But some fine pollack, coalfish, ling and whiting about.
We moved for the second half of the day after some spurdogs and got into some great fishing. Plenty double figure fish with the best at 17lbs.

On Wednesday we had plenty of mackerel at the Loop this morning and a short wrasse drift. Then on out to the shark grounds where we had a porbeagle as we put the gear out. Then despite a forecast for a slight breeze that would freshen, we sat with our slick spreading out round us and no drift! Lots of whiting from the bottom though and with a slight breeze for the last hour we had another porbeagle and a blue shark to finish the day.

Go Fishing…

Clare Dragoon

LOCHIN 366, 650HP.
Skipper: Luke Aston
Licence: 1110
Base: Carrigaholt Operational Area: 30 miles from base.

Authorised blue fin tuna boat 2020

Notes: With Luke’s knowledge of the ground he can bring you to places that most skippers only dream about. Places that have never been fished with rod and line until now! Here you can catch large skate over 200 pounds in 100 meters of water! Spots of sand where a large selection of flat fish lurk, including Turbot, Brill and Large Place. Rock peaks with the chance of catching that Big Cod, Pollock or Ling to make this a fishing trip that you will always remember.

Address: Rahona, Carrigaholt, Co. Clare.
Telephone: +353 (0)65 9058209 or +353 (0)87 6367544
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