Tuna fishing is really warming up in Donegal Bay at the moment. Licensed Tuna CHART angling boat the Kiwi Girl had their best day of the season so far on Saturday, but that was beaten again on Sunday. 10 bluefin tuna were brought to the boat and tagged over the weekend.

As skipper Declan says “It was start to finish action with the fish up for it and (it has to be said ) a slick team running the gear, everything that was put out got trashed to bits , well done to Paddy and Alison taking 3 fish each, the skipper even got a go today!

10 Bluefin Tuna in total for the weekend tagged and released
Things are beginning to heat up in Donegal Bay!”



Hard work!
A fine bluefin tuna comes alongside for tagging.


Another monster fish to the boat!


The smile says it all!


Go Fishing…

Kiwi Girl

From Mullaghmore Harbour, our Sea Fishing Ireland experience aboard the M.V. Kiwi Girl will bring you to some of the best inshore fishing grounds in Europe. We offer a wide range of Sea Fishing Ireland Boat Trips to suit both novice and expert, from Short 2 Hr Sea Fishing Boat Trips to Big Game Options.

Kiwi Girl is a Fastcatch Kingfisher 31′ with a 420 HP Caterpillar engine.

The Pier, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Telephone: +353 (0)87 6100111
Email: [email protected] Web: www.offshore.ie



Tuna CHART (CatcH and Release Tagging) utilises authorised vessels to catch, tag and release Atlantic Bluefin Tuna for data collection purposes off the Irish coast.  The programme,  developed by Inland Fisheries Ireland and the Marine Institute in partnership with the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Department for Environment, Climate and Communications, operated on a pilot basis in 2019 and 2020.

The 2021 season opened on the 1st July and closes on the 12th November 2021.