One great thing about fishing out of the Carrigaholt area is the availability of shelter when it’s too windy to get out offshore. The Shannon estuary provides a safe option and plenty of good fishing too. Luke Aston, skipper of the Clare Dragoon, availed of the sheltered estuary on a windy day this week and put his anglers over some quality double figure thornback ray. Bull huss were also on the prowl for fresh baits too.

A fine size thornback ray
Another good thornie


A lovely spotted bull huss for this angler.

On another day in the estuary they also had a nice tope to the boat.

A nice Shannon Estuary tope

They did manage to get out west on other days, with good reef fishing providing penty of sport. Pollack, coalfish and spurdogs up to 17lbs provided great entertainment. While reef fishing, it would have been rude no to put a shark rod out, and this paid off too, with some good blue shark brought to the boat as well.

A nice spurdog
Another fine spur for this angler
Blue shark for this group
This blue shark made this man happy!
Coalfish from the reef

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
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