Skipper Luke Aston reports that shark fishing has picked up, with porbeagle and blue sharks being caught off Loop Head. One day they had two porgies to 168cm, and 3 small blues under 30lbs. There seem to be lots of small blue shark about. Maybe too small to take the bigger baits. Still a few fine Spurdogs from the bottom. Most of the shark where released at the side.

A porgie that was tail wrapped but swam away strongly.
Fine spurdog

The estuary is also providing excellent tope fishing at the moment. Luke’s crew had a busy day inshore – with plenty of fresh mackerel it was non-stop action either side of low water, with multiple hookups. I’m sure the pints tasted nice that evening!


Tope trio!
Big huss


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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.
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