Luke Aston, skipper of the Clare Dragoon has been showing some young anglers some great sport this week. On a lovely calm day they enjoyed some great fishing on the reefs off Loop Head, with great ling and pollack fishing. They even put out a shark trace and managed 3 porbeagle and a blue shark!

A fantastic ling for this young man
A fine pollack
A lovely fat pollack


Earlier in the week he fished in the estuary with a group and they had tope, bull huss and thornback ray.

Thornback ray
Bull huss

Sean Maguire, who skippers the Lady Gwen II, reported a fine porbeagle of 181cm for one of his guests this week.

A fine strong porbeagle of 181cm.

Earlier in the week, fishing up the estuary with a family group, Sean says “young Elliott Glover reeled in his first porbeagle shark that was feeding on our catch. Possibly the first one I know that was caught so far up the Shannon estuary.”


The look says it all. A delighted Elliott Glover with his impressive porbeagle shark, and his family of course.
Happy faces!


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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
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Lady Gwen II

Fishing Adventures on Séan Maguire’s Lady Gwen II, a Lochin 33  M265Ti Perkins charterboat which operates 15 miles from Kilbaha, Carrigaholt, and Kilrush.

Whether you want to go to the Atlantic Ocean for a large selection of species, including different types of shark, or fish the estuary for ray conger tope etc, Fishing Adventures will cater for whatever fishing you desire.
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