Shore Angling

It’s been a long winter for many sea anglers, but the weather is slowly warming up, and sea fishing starting to pick up. While many sea anglers have been out fishing already, many club anglers eagerly await the return of competition fishing. Galway Bay Sea Angling Club are holding the first leg of their Master Angler club league on Saturday March 26th. The venue is Renvyle (stony) beach, Tully (past Renvyle House Hotel), with fishing from 17.30 to 21.30. New members are very welcome to join and take part, check out GBSAC Facebook page for more details and contact information. Fishing can be excellent there at this time of year, with dogfish, thornback ray, whiting, coalfish, wrasse and flounder among the expected species.

Location map for the competition

Deep Sea Angling

Boat anglers are also looking forward to getting back in action, and charter skippers are looking forward to welcoming them. Many skippers have been busy over the winter servicing engines, or indeed replacing them, and with various other maintenance and upgrades. Boats are going back in the water now, and among the skippers with space available is John Fleming. Skipper of the Brazen Hussy II in Rossaveal, John has trips planned starting from this Friday the 18th March, with the boat available for full charter or  individual anglers. Check out his page here, and give him a call on 087 7571320 to book.

The Brazen Hussy II on the pontoon in Rossaveal

Another boat back in the water is the Lady Gwen II, based in Kilrush/Carrigaholt in Co. Clare. Skipper Sean Maguire from Fishing Adventures Ireland has been busy over the winter, making a lot of new upgrades to Lady Gwen II for the coming season – new electronics, new fishing gear, and of course the usual maintenance to keep her a top class boat to fish from. Fishing both the Shannon Estuary and off the west Clare coast, Lady Gwen II has access to a huge range of fishing and fish species, with consistently excellent fishing reported last year – check out previous reports to see for yourself!

For more information check out and give Sean a call on 087 750 8758 to book your day out.

Lady Gwen II on her way back to the water

Go Fishing

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


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
Email: [email protected] Web: