Skipper Julian Dosso  of the Leaca Rua out of Rossaveal reports that mackerel have been plentiful lately, which is great to see at this early stage of the season. Mackerel make great bait for other species, as well as great eating in their own right. Julian even posted a short video showing that mackerel can be good sport too especially for young anglers. Indeed, that’s how many of us started our angling journey on summer evenings in days of yore!

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Pollack, coalfish and ling have been providing good sport also.

Two nice coalfish on a fine day

A day afloat on a charter boat can also improve your diet, as it’s always an option to take home a portion of your catch for home cooking. Fish can be filleted as soon as they are caught, resulting in excellent quality fillets.

Filleting the catch. Plenty of Omega 3 for the next week!


Go Fishing

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…

Licensed 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]