It’s been a windy week, with the jet stream making up for it’s absence throughout most of June. Strong winds have kept many charter boats in port, but for skippers in Carrigaholt and Kilbaha in west Clare, the Shannon Estuary provides a welcome, safe refuge sheltered from big swells. The estuary has been providing guests of Luke Aston on the Clare Dragoon with some good fishing, too, even if they can’t get offshore to the reefs or shark ground.

A fine thornback ray from the estuary

Plenty of rays and dogfish were landed, with tope on most days too.



Go fishing…

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.
Telephone: +353 65 9058209 or +353 87 6367544
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