Skipper Luke Aston is a busy man these days, with very few days free until October, but some availability for bluefin tuna and whitefish, which can be very good then. This week his guests had shark on their minds. A try for the monster sixgill shark proved unsuccessful, with the big boys proving elusive on the day. A few good conger showed, but the real story was the “bycatch” of 5 porbeagle sharks and one blue shark. Porbeagles are outnumbering blues this year in many locations – a good sign of a resurgence in their population, but also perhaps worrying to see so few blues about.

A good blue shark for this angler
A porbeagle comes alongside
The short powerful build of the porbeagle shows why they are such a hard fighting fish

Other trips over the week targeted whitefish and mixed species, with good pollack, coalfish and rd gurnard coming aboard.



And another one
Red gurnard – the robin of the sea
Good coalie fishing too
Eek! Something big, and toothy, intercepted this pollack on the way up!


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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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