Siegy Grabher, skipper of Sioux out of Valentia Island reports some great fishing around the Skelligs and Valentia Island for his German visitors. Some good cod and ling have been caught, as well as plenty of pollack.
Siegy also captured a video of a large sunfish that came close to the boat. These mysterious fish, which can grow to over 3 metres, are regular summer visitors to Irish waters, where they feed on jellyfish, squid, small fish and crustaceans.
The charter boat “Sioux” is an Offshore 105 equipped with a 300 hp Ford Sabre Turbo Diesel engine. The season for most species is from April to the end of September; cod, pollock, ling, coalfish, whiting, haddock, mackerel, garfish, pouting, plaice, ballan wrasse, cuckoo wrasse, grey and red gurnard, seabass, mullet, skate, ray-thornback, conger eel, dogfish, bullhuss and blueshark (July – September)