Skipper John Fleming loves shark fishing, and tope are one of the most obliging shark species he can put guests over. He reports on a day out last week targeting tope.

Cracking day at sea with the Hogans, Frank and Kieran and friends, we started off the day in search of mackerel, then got the anchor down for a tope session.
The tope did not disappoint with all the lads having at least one fish each with Mick having the best fish of the day.
We decided to then hit an inshore reef on the way home and got some nice pollock, wrasse, pouting and a couple of cod.
Not quite the target species, this spider crab provided entertainment anyway!


Go fishing…

To book fishing with John aboard the Brazen Hussy II, give him a call on 087 7571320

A regular day is between 9am- 6pm from either Rossaveal, Spiddal or Galway depending on species being sought after. Fishing on the inshore reefs for pollock, cod, ling, wrasse, conger eel and mackerel can be reached in 10 minutes from departure, while our offshore reef marks are within 45 minutes of departure. Our ground fishing for tope, spurdog, ray, bullhuss, turbot, plaice and the giant common skate can all be reached within the hour which ensures the most amount of time is spent fishing.
The shark season usually starts at the end of June and runs into late October, this is the ultimate angling adrenaline rush with these hard fighting blue and porbeagle sharks all being tagged and released safely.
Package deals available

Address: Baile an tSagairt, Spiddal, Co. Galway.
Telephone: +353 (0)87 7571320

Blue Shark Angling Galway,
Phone John Fleming : +353 (0)87 7571320