Glorious weather this week has been great for deep sea angling, with boats making the most of it. In west Clare, skipper Luke Aston reports that coalfish are about in “plague” proportions at the moment, with fish being caught at 3 metres in 30 metres of water! Mackerel have disappeared for the moment, which may be related to the abundance of coalfish. A day spent trying for big huss produced some nice fish up to 13lbs, but no monsters.

A nice huss on the Clare Dragoon


On the Lady Gwen, skipper Sean Maguire also had a crew keen on huss, who fished the estuary for a day and landed some nice fish.

Shannon Estuary bull huss
And another one

Further out in the Atlantic the following day, spur dogs were taking baits, with some big fish caught. There were plenty of pollack and coalies also, as well as conger.

Spur dog
Another nice spur

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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.
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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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