Sean Maguire reports more great fishing off west Clare, with great pollack fishing, good numbers of mackerel and other species, and even some hard-fighting spurdog.

A fine spurdog aboard the Lady Gwen, caught and released.


And the pollack, they came in two by two!


Another fine pollack


Luke Aston, who skippers the Clare Dragoon, also reports a “nice mix of fish on the ground. Mackerel are showing in numbers at the Loop although we could not get on them this evening but plenty this morning and yesterday. Out on the grounds we are getting a lot of Coalfish to 5lbs and some nice Pollack to 8lbs. Also the first show of Spurdogs and of a good size well into double figures. Weekends are busy but plenty of weekdays available.”

A fine spur on the Clare Dragoon


That’s a workout! Pollack triple shot..


Seems like this angler isn’t quite sure what to make of his gurnard.


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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