Clare Dragoon

Luke Aston had a couple of days fishing in the Shannon Estuary last week due to the weather. Mackerel were scarce enough, but they managed enough bait to pick up some nice thornback ray. Tope were elusive though, a no show on the day.

A nice estuary thornback
And another good ray

The weather picked up over the weekend, with lovely weather and mackerel more plentiful, some nice fish were caught but the drift was slow with the light winds. Even bull huss were caught on the drift.

A fine pollack
A beautifully marked bull huss


Lady Gwen II

Sean Maguire, skippering the Lady Gwen II, has aso been out with a group from Dublin, and they enjoyed excellent fishing. There were plenty of mackerel and scad so bait was sorted early, then they picked up a good variety of species including good whiting, codling, ling and a few others, before going for the big ones.

A fine thornie
You know autumn is on the way when the squid appear
A good blue shark to top off the day

Go fishing…

Clare Dragoon

Clare Dragoon is a LOCHIN 366 powered by 650HP engine, skippered by Luke Aston and operating out of Carrigaholt Co. Clare…

I have some offers up on my web site and if anybody is interested in putting a trip together please do get in touch. Also I Twitter from the boat on @fishandstay and try to update my face book page fairly often!To experience some of the best deep sea fishing available in Ireland contact Luke.
Telephone: +353 65 9058209 or +353 87 6367544
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Lady Gwen II

Fishing Adventures on Séan Maguire’s Lady Gwen II, a Lochin 33  M265Ti Perkins charterboat which operates 15 miles from Kilbaha, Carrigaholt, and Kilrush.

Whether you want to go to the Atlantic Ocean for a large selection of species, including different types of shark, or fish the estuary for ray conger tope etc, Fishing Adventures will cater for whatever fishing you desire.
Telephone: +353 (0) 877508758 or +353 (0) 894431182
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