Great fishing once again to report from west Clare, where local charter boats have been mixing it up with plenty of species. Skipper Luke Aston says the spurdog fishing has been tremendous, with packs of fish up to 18lbs providing lots of action. While the spurs have been very active, after a while Luke had to move to try to find other species, who didn’t get a chance at the baits while the spurs were around.


Luke had a couple of day charters over the weekend, and good mixed fishing was the result. These two young brothers enjoyed their trip, catching their first tope each.

Two happy men with one of their tope

A session at anchor also produced some nice thornback ray.

Thornback ray


On the Lady Gwen, skipper sean Maguire has also been enjoying good nixed fishing, with some nice ling showing. And of course, plenty of spurdog as well!

A fine bull huss


The smile says it all. A happy man with his pollack.
A nice pollack for this happy angler


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
Email: [email protected] Web:

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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