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Wicklow Boat Charters back on the Spurdogs

Wicklow Boat Charters Skipper, “Kit Dunne”, reports on a few boat runs and reci trips recently with plenty of Spurdogs and Specimens. After 3 trips of varying results it confirms the Spurdog are still very un-predictable. The first trip out for 2 hours with just 2 of us was one of those days. Anchor was set and leads were finding...

A real mixed bag for anglers out of Union Hall

Tom Collins reports from Union Hall in West Cork: 09 August: A massive 219lb Common Skate today for Maurice. 11 August: What a magical day today floating around for blues in flat calm seas. Despite little or no drift we still managed plenty of blues and got to watch a small porbeagle robbing baits. Two big surprises today, a spurdog on the...

Clare charter boats getting good fishing

Lady Gwen and Clare Dragoon are both getting some decent fishing off the Clare coast at the moment. Both boats were out on Monday earlier this week and they had a decent mix of species including some good cod on the Clare Dragoon. Unfortunately the Lady Gwen ran in to a pack of spurdog and these totally dominated the catches...

Re-Opening After Covid: Sligo Boat Charters

  Sligo Boat Charters Our next featured business is Sligo Boat Charters, a charter boat operated by Daryl Ewing in Rosses Point, Co. Sligo, which offers "the best boat charters and trips in Sligo and Donegal Bay!". Closed for the past few months, Daryl's main boat, the Sarah Marie, is back in the water and angling trips are well underway. Rosses...

53rd Cobh International Deep Sea Angling Festival 2019

The 53rd Cobh International Deep Sea Angling Festival will be fished Thursday 5th, Friday 6th, and Saturday 7th September 2019. Are you fishing? Get your names down, by posting a comment below or email club secretary, Angus Reid, at cobhsac17@gmail.com. Fishing should be interesting this year as a couple of species are making a come back in the harbour. Last year saw...

53rd Cobh International Deep Sea Angling Festival 2019

The 53rd Cobh International Deep Sea Angling Festival will be fished Thursday 5th, Friday 6th, and Saturday 7th September 2019. Are you fishing? Get your names down, by posting a comment below or email club secretary, Angus Reid, at cobhsac17@gmail.com. Fishing should be interesting this year as a couple of species are making a come back in the harbour. Last year saw...

Big huss and specimen spurdog on Galway Bay for Dublin anglers

Charter Skipper, John Fleming was on to tell us that they finally had a few spurs on Galway Bay last week. Fishing with a group of lads from Dublin he steamed to their first mark and set up on anchor over a patch of mixed ground. It was a slow start with a few huss for Chris and Alan Kelly. Eventually on the...

Big huss and specimen spurdog on Galway Bay for Dublin anglers

Charter Skipper, John Fleming was on to tell us that they finally had a few spurs on Galway Bay last week. Fishing with a group of lads from Dublin he steamed to their first mark and set up on anchor over a patch of mixed ground. It was a slow start with a few huss for Chris and Alan Kelly. Eventually on the...

Plenty of good fishing reported by Wicklow charter boat anglers

Kit Dunne reports from Wicklow... 26 March: A few Spurdog today, 1 Specimen and only 1 Huss. After a lot of hard graft we finally finished the annual clean up of Lisin. The two boats are done now and are ready for another season and plenty of action. 27 March: Cracking start for David's crew, 4 Specimen Spurdog to 13.5lb. With a 2-hook...

Specimen Spurdogs on a Cracking Day in Wicklow

WICKLOW BOAT CHARTERS ON THE SPECIMEN SPURDOGS. Skipper Kit Dunne reports on a great start to his 2019 season with a great session on the spurdogs. With a break in the weather we set out after Spurdog on Thursday - with short notice and a working day we only had 3 anglers so I planned to fish myself. The weather was...