After a long wait, Kit Dunne of Wicklow Boat Charters recently took delivery of his superb new charter boat. Christened ‘Manannan‘, she’s an 11.4 x 4.4m Swiftcat Catamaran designed for speed, stability & comfort. With 2 x 420Hp engines, she cruises at 18-20 knots, has a top speed of 28 knots and has all the modern electronic & safety equipment you would expect. So we wish Kit well in this new venture and may she bring great fishing to every angler who boards her.

New boat afloat!

While the vessel may be new, the quality of the fishing hasn’t changed much, as Kit showed a group of Dutch anglers the best of what the Irish east coast has to offer last week. They travelled to Ireland looking for tope, and Wicklow didn’t disappoint, as, despite a few hairy days which tested the new boat to the limit, they all managed to land good numbers of tope, with a few decent ones thrown in. They were delighted to get a few huss too, a species they don’t see too often off the Dutch coast, and all returned to Holland with smiles on their faces.

Go Fishing

Angling Charters are offered on a full-day, half-day and evening trip basis and can be tailored to suit your needs. Two boats are available – Lisin and Castle Maiden. All levels of anglers are catered for. Anglers will benefit from your skipper’s angling experience and local knowledge with advice and guidance on-hand at all times.


Specialist Angling Charters are offered for those who wish to target specific species, specimen fish or try new angling methods.


Whether you’re a Club, Individual, School or Junior, you can have an angling coaching session or programme tailored to suit your needs.

Kit Dunne
Wicklow Boat Charters

Telephone: +353 (0)87 6832179 +353 (0)404 67031
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