An Leaca Rua
Skipper: Max Couque
Base:Barna/Rossaveal/Spiddal Operational area:
Notes: Explore the waters of Galway Bay and Aran Islands
with the ‘Leaca Rua’ skippered by Max Couque who has over 20 years experience
of deep sea fishing.
Fish for species such as shark, pollack, ling, ray, mackerel and much
more. Stag parties or stag weekends are also welcome.
Full day and half day trips available every day all year
Tackle hire is free.
Our self catering cottage is also available at www.galwayfishing.ie/cottage-galway.html
Bun na Speire
Skipper: Chris Folan
Licence: P3 no. 1669
Base: Carraroe Operational area: Rossaveal
Notes: Come on-board with us and experience a part of the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way! We fish on one of the most richest fishing grounds on the west coast which includes a wide variety of species such as pollack, cod, whiting, wrasse, ling, pouting, shark and much more. As well as offering brilliant fishing grounds we also offer the most spectacular views which include the cliffs of Moher, Dún Aonghus, the Burren, the Aran islands.
Stag parties welcome to go ashore on the aran islands for lunch!
Full day and half day trips catered for.
Skipper: Kevin MacGabhann
Base: Barna/Spiddal Operational area:
Notes: A regular Galway Bay Safari is from 9am to 6pm. The Maigdan 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.
Skipper: Tim Murray
Operational area: Rossaveal or the Aran Islands
Notes: Calypso operates from Rossaveal or the Aran Islands, depending on anglers requirements. We predominantly fish over rough ground and reefs around the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, targeting species including pollock, cod, ling, tope, spurdog and other ground fish. We also offer evening trips for mackerel fishing.
A full day trip normally runs from 9am to 5pm. Half day trips are also catered for and are approx for 4 hours. Evening mackerel trips from 5.30 pm. Shark fishing can also take place from August if required, targeting blue shark and porbeagle.
42′ Cygnus. Twin 250HP
Skipper: John Brittain
Base: Cleggan/Clifden Operational area: Aran
Islands to Achill Head
Authorised blue fin tuna boat
Notes: Blue Water’s skipper John Brittain has over 15 years experience of fishing the waters from Aran Islands to Achil Head on Irelands west coast catching Bluefin Tuna to over 800lbs Blue Shark to 150 lbs Common Skate, Ling, Conger, Turbot, Ray and many others. Our fishing is mostly done over the many reefs, drop offs and sandy banks in the deep clean waters off the Galway coast. Groups or individuals, experts or beginners are all welcome and there is a full range of tackle available for hire on board. Packages of fishing and accommodation are available in the Skippers own guest house www.sharamore.com.
40′ Lochin. 420 HP Caterpillar
Skipper: Johnny King
Base: Cleggan Operational area: 30 miles out from Cleggan.
Notes: The fishing grounds lie between Slyne Head to the south and Achill Head to the north, providing a wonderful variety and choice of marks, depending on conditions.
The season runs from April to October and during this time we fish Conger, Ling, Ray, Pollack and a variety of other species.
The season for Blue Shark is from July through to September.
Sea Angler 52′. Twin 200HP
Skipper: John Ryan
Base: Clifden Operational area: 30 miles
out from Clifden.
Notes: Reef, shark and general inshore angling.
Brazen Hussy ll
Skipper: John Fleming
Licence:1011 (11 passengers and 1 crew)
Base: Rosaveal, Spiddal, Galway (Depending on species)
Operational area: Rosaveal, Spiddal and Galway up to
20 miles to sea
Authorised bluefin tuna boat
Notes: A regular day is between 9am- 6pm from either
Rosaveel, 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 addrenaline rush with these hard
fighting blue and porbeagle sharks all being tagged and release safely.
Package deals available
Address: Baile an tsagairt, Spiddal, Co. Galway.
Telephone: +353 (0)87 7571320
Lochin 40′. Twin 350HP
Skipper: Pat Conneely
Base: Roundstone Operational area: Roundstone, Cleggan, Rossaveal.
Notes: Drift fishing over reefs yields Pollack, Ling, Cod, Coalfish, Wrasse and Mackerel and many others. Anchoring up and bottom fishing targets Ray and other flatfish. Over 20 different species can be caught and many groups thoroughly enjoy “Species Hunt” competitions. Blue shark are caught regularly and porbeagle can also be found.