John Fleming of Blue Shark Angling, Galway reports that mackerel are scarce in Galway but that pollack are responding to baits when conditions come good. Last Saturday started off slowly for anglers onboard his boat, the Brazen Hussy II, but once the tide turned pollack started to come on the take. They also had a bonus of a beautifully coloured, near specimen weight wrasse.
Brazen Hussy ll
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 sea
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