Galway Bay charter skippers report very good fishing over the last week. Mackerel have been plentiful, and with the extra numbers of bait fish the predators are feeding hard. Good numbers of pollack and coalfish are showing, providing plenty of sport. Chgeck out the short video below from skipper Julian Dosso on the Leaca Rua.

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A fine pollack on the Leaca Rua


Skipper Kevin MacGabhann on the Maighdean Mara reports some great pollack fishing, along with coalies, cod, ling, wrasse, pouting and a few doggies.

Some great pollack on the Maighdean Mara


Over on the Brazen Hussy, John Fleming says “Some fine fish on the move this weekend, best of the fish taken on soft plastic or slow pitch jigs. We even managed a surprise… well semi surprise megrim yesterday, I say semi surprise as we know they are in that area but we haven’t ever actually targeted them

A beautiful megrim – a deep water flatfish that is not a common catch
Pollack were really on the feed this week

Go Fishing

Brazen Hussy II

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


Galway Bay Fishing

A regular Galway Bay Safari is from 9am to 6pm. The Maighdean Mara will pick up your party from the pier at Spiddal, County Galway. The boat is yours for the day, though of course skipper Kevin will advise you where the best fishing is to be found. Tackle hire is free.

Address: Galway Bay Safaris, An Boluisce, Spiddal, Co. Galway.

Telephone: +353 91 553888 or +353 86 8547890

Email: [email protected]


Leaca Rua

To book a fishing trip with Julian, give him a call on 086 323 4638, email [email protected] or check out the website at

Deep sea fishing trip in Galway Bay from Rossaveel. Fish for species such as shark, pollack, ling, ray, mackerel and much more…

Licenced for up to 12 persons. Smaller groups welcomed and individuals also catered for.

For day trips, boat departs Rossaveel around 9am and returns around 5.30pm.

For evening charter, boat departs at 6.30pm and returns approx at 9.30pm.

Telephone: +353 (0)86 323 4638

Email:[email protected]