Two of the Galway Bay charter boats had a group of 18 anglers out from Howth SAC on Sunday for a species competition, with some great fishing had by all.

Loads of Species were caught, from the usual pollock, wrasse, coalies, ling, ray and a few megrim which were a great lift for the lads participating in the Club Species Hunt.
The competition was won by Siert Schuls, 2nd place Thomas Markey and 3rd place Joe Mcpeake.
Skipper John Fleming of the Brazen Hussy was one of the two skippers, and he reported on the day…
Right bit of fishing today with the lads from Howth Sea Angling Club for their master angler boat comp.
The lads had myself and @galway_bay_fishing booked for the day.
We set out at 9am from Ros A Mhil and headed for an area west of Inis Mór, where there is very hard reef and a bit of sand and mixed ground off the edge of the rough. An ideal spot for competitions with 2 lots of ground so close to each other – both can be done on the same drift.
The legend that is Norman Dunlop, with a nice pollack
We were into the action straight away as we stopped on a peak for coalies and pollack, all rods doubled over as soon as we stopped and that drift was non-stop action for a full hour with heaps of good pollack and coalies coming over the rail, with a handy few ballans and cuckoos as well.
Two decent pollack!
Once we came off the reef and onto more broken ground, Peter got himself a lovely megrim, everyone had their share of whiting and poor cod, with a couple of dogs and a small ling for Siert. A handy few mackerel too

Great days fishing and crack, a bit of a lumpy steam home but it was worth it! 


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

Galway Bay Fishing

A regular Galway Bay Safari is from 9am to 6pm. The Maighdean Mara will pick up your party from the pier at Spiddal, County Galway. The boat is yours for the day, though of course skipper Kevin will advise you where the best fishing is to be found. Tackle hire is free.

Address: Galway Bay Safaris, An Boluisce, Spiddal, Co. Galway.

Telephone: +353 91 553888 or +353 86 8547890

Email: [email protected]