West Cork charter boats are getting some great fishing in the last week or so. Irish Deep Sea Charters out of Glandore and Union Hall have been getting some good quality fish off the reefs. Anglers are also seeing a few nice big mackerel mixed in too. Good fishing to go with the awesome weather.

Large cod and pollack
Good size pollack and cod for West Cork Charters

Families and groups of anglers have been enjoying great fishing in the fabulous weather with Bantry Bay Charters. They have been getting a great mix of species and creating long lasting memories for everyone on board.

lots of fish
Bantry Bay Charters are running full day, half day and evening fishing and tours

Baltimore Angling & Wildlife Tours have been enjoying the shark fishing. They got their season off to a great start with sharks between 170cm and 185cm. There were a more fish caught and tagged last week. One one say the mackerel were hard to find but once they got on them the sharks soon following, even stealing the odd string of mackerel!

blue shark
All sharks were released after measuring and tagging

Sharks were also the target for West Cork Charters from Courtmacsherry. They ran trips for everyone from scientists from Trinity College working on a research programme to a group of Hens celebrating an upcoming wedding. Everyone caught sharks and they had one of their best day of the season so far last week with 19 Blue Sharks and 1 Porbeagle to the boat.

happy fishermen
With 19 blues and porbeagle there were sure to be smiling anglers at the end of the day!

There were more sharks, blue sharks and porbeagles, for anglers young and old with Sea Angling Charters from Union Hall. Regular anglers were thrilled by the antics of the sharks on the run, but there was no matching the excitiment of the kids group skipper Tom brought out last week.

porbeagle shark
Porbeagles seem to be met most days by Sea Angling