The season is really heating up now off the Clare coastline. Skipper Luke Aston has had a varied week with some decent weather at times, allowing them to get offshore, but with the backup option of the Shannon estuary when it blows up a bit, his guests rarely miss a day’s fishing.

A return to the sixgill shark mark that was successful last week found no sixgills, but there was a decent consolation with three porbeagle sharks, as well as double figure bull huss and spur dogs.

Bull huss

A day in the estuary seemed dauning with no fresh mackerel available for bait, but iced fish proved very effective with a number of tope to the boat, all males to about 35lbs, as well as thornback ray.

Regular visitors Allan and Bruno arrived for a week, and kicked off their stay with a drift on the inside reefs for plentiful pollack and coalfish. They headed up river then for some tope fishing, and landed 5 to the boat. The next day they followed a similar gameplan, drifting the reefs and enjoying great sport before another crack at the tope, this time bringing 16 fish to the boat! Great fishing…

Another day proved suitable for a shark drift, and they landed 3 porbeagle shark before it got too lumpy and they had to head in.

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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