Kit Dunne of Wicklow Boat Charters thinks that this month has been the best ever October for big tope on the Irish east coast.

Kit had the UCC tagging team aboard last Thursday and four super Tope were caught – all specimens of course, including one fine lady at 170cm x 70 girth, touching 70lb.

Other captures measured up at 163cm, 160cmand 156cm. For Kit it was nice to do something different, with the UCC guys electronically tagging for research purposes, it was very interesting stuff.

Kit also had Anthony out with him earlier in the week getting another four Tope – well done to him.

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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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