Charter boats up and down the coast have been yied up for long enough, and with all the maintenance done, skippers are very happy to be back on the water.

Skipper Luke Aston was out again over the weekend west of Loop Head. On Saturday they had a bit of a look around at the Loop and came on one small shoal of mackerel, which provided bait. There were plenty of small coalfish about. Out west they got on very good mixed fishing. Plenty Pollack and Coalfish and even a few big Mackerel through them.

Luke says Sunday was again a good day’s fishing.

“Lovely day out. Big ground swell this morning but grand once we got away from the land. Fish and sunshine for the day after that.
Seems to be some small mackerel coming in on top of the water and bigger ones deeper. Plenty pollack and Coalfish and some whiting and Gurnard on the stones.”


A skipper’s work is never done, and Luke has also been busy servicing reels and getting everything ready for hopefully a busy season. Personally, the pic below gives me nightmares – I would never get all those parts back together in the right order!


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
Email: [email protected] Web: