John Fleming has had a few shark trips of late, and one trip was memorable indeed for the lucky crew who were booked that day. For the second year in a row, the boat record was broken, with a porbeagle shark estimated at 370-400lbs, “an absolute animal of a fish” according to John. The fish was brought to the boat by Thomas Markey – we’re sure he was tired after that!

Eamon McGrattan from Malahide Boat Charters was also on board, and he had his first porbeagle, and a nice blue shark too. Tom lynch also had a porbeagle right at the end of the day.



A few days later, after a quiet couple of trips, the sharks were feeding again, with 4 porbeagles and a blue brought to the boat.

Shark season is well underway in Galway Bay!


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Skipper: John Fleming
Licence:1011 (11 passengers and 1 crew)
Base: Rosaveal, Spiddal, Galway (Depending on species)
Operational area: Rosaveal, Spiddal and Galway up to
20 miles to seat

Notes: A regular day is between 9am- 6pm from either
Rosaveel, 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 addrenaline rush with these hard fighting blue and porbeagle sharks all being tagged and release safely.
Package deals available

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