Lack of wind isn’t often a feature of fishing on the west coast, but that was the case for a day shark fishing this week. John Fleming says the wind was so slack thar the slick just drifted a big circle around the boat!

However the other species more than made up for the lack of sharks, with some lovely ling, pollack, whiting, coalies and pouting on the drift.

“Around 2PM we decided to call it quits and headed in the bay in search of some tope. We had a while to wait before they found the baits but we managed 6 tope with Alan McEvoy having the best fish. Nothing big but good sport at least.
Three at a time!
And a nice ling

Go fishing…

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