As another skipper said recently, “There are two good days when you own a boat – the day you buy her and the day you sell her“. Hat tip to Luke Aston for the quote. We anglers turn up on our booked day, step aboard and go fishing for the day. We don’t see all the hard work, maintenance, cleaning and upgrading that skippers do on a daily, weekly and annual basis to keep their boats in top condition for us to enjoy.
John Fleming certainly worked hard this week, up in the middle of the night to get his boat, the Brazen Hussy up on the slipway on the high tide at 3.30am. Then followed a hard day of washing, cleaning and replacing the prop. If he’d remembered to order the antifoul he could even have done that job too! Next time, John!
After that it was back to the water to test out the new prop, or rather the old prop back on to replace the disappointing new one. Did we mention two good days owning a boat?
After all that, there was still some fishing done, and John says the pollack fishing was excellent over the weekend, with really nice conditions in shelter at the back of the islands. If you ask us, there is no more scenic place to fish than offshore from Aran on a fine day! Just the one mackerel came aboard, but there were plenty of coalies mixed in with the pollack too.
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