Adrian Molloy of reports that the tuna are still keeping him ticking over when weather allows. Over the weekend, there were three nice fish for Martin, Kate and Rory, measuring up at 240cm 207cm and 220cm. The three fish, with estimated weights of 500lbs, 350lbs and 400lbs, were tagged and released under the Tuna CHART tagging programme. The next six weeks should see the fishing really pick up, provided that we can avoid stormy weather.

Deep Blue

Skipper: Adrian Molloy
Base: Killybegs Operational area: Up to a 30 mile radius from the point of departure.

Authorised bluefin tuna boat

Notes:We can also offer you some of the finest Sea Angling in Ireland, inshore and offshore on the best boats and with the best skippers.

Whatever your angling interests from ultra light tackle and fly fishing for big reef pollack to trolling and stand-up tackle for fast fighting Tuna – we aim to please ! Dolphin and whale watching, scenic tours and wildlife trips  available along some of the most spectacular scenery in  Ireland. Shark fishing! Skate fishing! Tuna fishing!  Donegal has it all.

Address: Kilcar, County Donegal, Ireland,
Telephone: +353 (0)85 8567460
Email: [email protected] Web:

The aim of the Tuna CHART programme is to build on our understanding of this majestic species, population demographics and seasonal distribution around the Irish coast. Recreational angling for bluefin tuna is not currently permitted in Ireland; however, as part of Tuna CHART, authorised charter skippers can catch, tag and release bluefin during the open season.

A full list of authorised skippers (2023 only) can be found below:

Atlantic Charters

Address Kinsale Cork Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 86 252 0891 Website:

Baltimore Wildlife Tours

Address Baltimore Cork Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 86 3014971

Blue shark Angling

Address Spiddal Galway Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 7571320 Website:

Blue Water Fishing

Address Cleggan Pier Cleggan Galway Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 86 2779622 Phone: +353 95 21073 Website:

Carrigaholt Sea Angling Centre

Address Carrigaholt Clare Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 6367544 Phone: +353 65 9058209 Website:

Courtmacsherry Sea Angling Centre

Address Woodpoint Guest House Courtmacsherry Cork Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 86 8250905 Mobile Phone: +353 23 8846427 Website:

Ewing’s Sea Angling & Boat Charters

Address Rosses Point Sligo Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 86 8913618 Website:

Galway Bay Charters

Address Kilronan Harbour Inishmore Aran Islands Galway Ireland Mobile Phone: +353879269598 Website:

Irish Deep Sea Charter

Address Union Hall Cork Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 7613171 Mobile Phone: +353 86 3314224 Website:

Kerry Angling and Tuna Charters

Address Caherciveen Marina Caherciveen Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 216 5761

Killybegs Angling

Address Killybegs Donegal Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 22 00 982 Website:

Killybegs Fishing Trips

Address Killybegs Donegal Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 2540190 Website:

Kinsale Angling

Address Kinsale Cork Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 85 8631000 Phone: +353 21 4774946 Website:

Kiwi Girl

Address Mullaghmore Sligo Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 6100111 Website:

Sailfish II

Address Kilrush Marina Kilrush Clare Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 2250982

Sea Hunter

Address Youghal Cork Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 2112488 Mobile Phone: +353 87 094 7903 Website:

Address Kilcar Donegal Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 85 8567460 Website:

West Cork Charters

Address Courtmacsherry Cork Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 83 449 1403 Website:

Wild Atlantic Way Angling

Address Killybegs Donegal Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 87 237 3808