The long spell of windy weather saw the Clare Dragoon confined to the Shannon Estuary, with even that not possible on some days last week. Anglers who stuck at it were rewarded with doggies and thornback ray, with some tope caught too.


Thornback ray
A fine tope for this angler from Germany
And another one


But it was a new species for the boat, and skipper Luke Aston, that made the week. Markus Muller landed a stingray, the first for him and the first for the boat. Hopefully the first of many, with apparently a few more showing up for other anglers in the estuary in recent times.



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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