The Carrigaholt boats are certainly having a good season, with plenty of species coming aboard, including specimen fish of several species so far. Mackerel have been plentiful, with a lot of big fish through them, great for bait!

Clare Dragoon

Luke Aston had Andy and James out for the first sixgill shark hunt of the year. Although they did hook one, it was on lighter gear aimed at skate and they were unable to get it to the boat. They did enjoy some great sport, however. Bull huss to over specimen size came aboard.

Bull huss are a great hard-fighting fish to target
Another fine huss to the boat for James


There was a nice mix of fish caught, including some good conger, and Andy even had a rare catch for an angling boat – a megrim.

A rare megrim for Andy

Luke also reported good mixed species on the coast north of Loop Head, with plenty of whitefish hunting the mackerel shoals.

A fine ling for this angler
A very decent pollack


Lady Gwen

Fellow skipper Sean Maguire, of the Lady Gwen, also reported great fishing for his guests. Mackerel are easy to find and are really attracing the predators at the moment, even cod putting in an appearance.

A nice cod to the boat


Another cod for this angler

Another group were focussed on light rod tactics, and enjoyed great sport targeting pollack.

Pollack are a great hard-fighting fish on light tackle


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…

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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.

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