West Clare has been fishing well again this week, with two local charter boats producing great sport for their guests.

Clare Dragoon

Skipper Luke Aston has been back on the water after a big engine refit, with the Clare Dragoon firing on all cylinders again. Mackerel have been showing up off Loop Head, providing welcome bait, with good pollack fishing on the drift. Fishing was slow at anchor, but a thornback ray and a big tub gurnard were welcome.

Tub gurnard

On Sunday they had a fine catch of coalies, with some big pollack among them when they got a chance at the bait. Baitfish aplenty in the water were providing food for thousands of guillemots and fulmars – an amazing sight!

Flocks of feeding seabirds

Light winds on Monday meant a slower drift, but they had some fine ling and big wrasse, as well as pollack and coalfish.

Ballan wrasse


Lady Gwen II

Skipper Sean Maguire has also been out and enjoying great sport. Excellent pollack fishing, with lots of coalies, wrasse and some cod.

Double pollack

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 www.fishandstay.com 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 www.facebook.com/CarrigaholtSeaAngling 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: www.fishandstay.com

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: www.fishingadventures.ie