The red tide appears to have cleared in Galway Bay, allowing shark fishing to resume again. John Fleming is a skipper with shark on his mind, and he put some guests over some fish as soon as he could. The first day back saw some small blues caught, with one big fish circling the boat but not picking up any of the baits on offer. They also had a number of baby spurdog, and other species including tub gurnard.


A small blue shark. They get much bigger!
It was clearly a day for baby fish, with this little spurdog among the catch.
A lovely tub gurnard for this young man.

A day later the big boys came to town, with two blues landed estimated at 70lbs and 90lbs, at the same time no less!

Blue shark of ~70lbs for David Quirke
Now that’s a workout! 90lbs blue for Brian
Double the fun!

John has also been on tour, bringing some guests to the Cliffs of Moher, with some great fishing found below. They had some lovely ballan wrasse, as well as good pollack and mackerel.

Ballan wrasse
Another good ballan

Big Cod

Kevin MacGabhann, skipper of the Maighdean Mara, has also been out targeting whitefish, with some fine fish coming aboard. Maciek had this nice ling, while Gerard had a cracking 10lbs+ cod.

A nice ling for Maciek
Gerard with a fine cod

Go fishing…

Blue Shark Angling Galway

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.
Package deals available

Address: Baile an tSagairt, Spiddal, Co. Galway.
Telephone: +353 (0)87 7571320

Blue Shark Angling Galway,
Phone John Fleming : +353 (0)87 7571320


Galway Bay Fishing

A regular Galway Bay Safari is from 9am to 6pm. The Maighdean Mara will pick up your party from the pier at Spiddal, County Galway. The boat is yours for the day, though of course skipper Kevin will advise you where the best fishing is to be found. Tackle hire is free.

Address: Galway Bay Safaris, An Boluisce, Spiddal, Co. Galway.
Telephone: +353 91 553888 or +353 86 8547890
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