John Fleming, skipper of the Brazen Hussy II, is so enamoured with shark fishing that he called his business Blue Shark Angling Galway. And he lived up to that name this week, bring a good few sharks to the boat for his guests. So far it has been nearly all porbeagle sharks, with just the one blue for Darren Lynch on the 17th.

The first blue shark of the season on the Brazen Hussy II, a nice fish for Darren Lynch


Darren’s brother Chris had a porbeagle of 88lbs , his first ever, and dad Tom had a nice porgie of 108lbs, also his first ever.

Chris Lynch with his first porbeagle shark

John has been out several days since in the fine weather, with porbeagle sharks hooked and brought to the boat on every occasion. Most are being released at the side of the boat to minimise handling where possible.

A porbeagle to the boat side


Another one comes alongside


It hasn’t been all sharks, with some fine pollack and ling also coming aboard in the last week.

A nice ling from the reef




A fine pollack for this angler


Another nice pollack for this Galway fan

Go fishing…

To book fishing with John aboard the Brazen Hussy II, give him a call on 087 7571320

A regular day is between 9am- 6pm from either Rossaveal, Spiddal or Galway depending on species being sought after. Fishing on the inshore reefs for pollock, cod, ling, wrasse, conger eel and mackerel can be reached in 10 minutes from departure, while our offshore reef marks are within 45 minutes of departure. Our ground fishing for tope, spurdog, ray, bullhuss, turbot, plaice and the giant common skate can all be reached within the hour which ensures the most amount of time is spent fishing.
The shark season usually starts at the end of June and runs into late October, this is the ultimate angling adrenaline rush with these hard fighting blue and porbeagle sharks all being tagged and released safely.
Package deals available

Address: Baile an tSagairt, Spiddal, Co. Galway.
Telephone: +353 (0)87 7571320

Blue Shark Angling Galway,
Phone John Fleming : +353 (0)87 7571320