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Introduction - Co. Galway

For a county with an enormous coastline, Galway is very unexplored in terms of sea angling.  Perhaps this is because it is so famous for the game fishing on the Corrib, Cara and other trout lakes, but for whatever reason a sea-angler can find himself spoilt for choice in Co. Galway!  The most extraordinary and true story about fishing in Ireland concerns a young man, paddling in the sea and spinning for mackerel.  Having caught one and reeled it in, he left it swimming between his naked feet in the water while he fiddled with the rod.  Suddenly the reel exploded and he looked down just in time to see a small tope disappear off with his mackerel!  He was in less than two feet of clear water at the time... and was using very light tackle, during the sunny weather!

So far we've only been able to locate just a few boats, but there are plenty more!


Skipper: Boat Type: Engine:

John Brittain 

Cygnus Cyfish 42 n/a 
Fishing: Home Port: Range:
All Types Clifden 40 nautical miles
Comment:
John 's clients have caught a 200 lb Common Skate, Blue Fin Tuna and he is reknowned as a Shark hunter. Visit their website at bluewater fishing

Phone: (0)95 21073

 Mobile: (0)86 2779622

Email: John Brittain


Skipper: Boat Type: Engine:

Pat Conneely

Lochin 40' Twin 350 HP
Fishing: Home Port: Range:
All Types Roundstone 40 nautical miles
Comment:
Drift fishing over reefs yields Pollack, Ling, Cod, Coalfish, Wrasse etc. 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.  Try his website.

Phone: (0)95 35952

 Mobile: (0)87 2871012

Email: Pat Conneely


Skipper: Boat Type: Engine:
Kevin MacGabhann Aquastar 43 n/a 
Fishing: Home Port: Range:
All Types Spiddal 40 nautical miles
Comment:
Cod, Ling, Pollack and Shark are on the menu and accommodation is readily arranged.  Visit their website at galway fishing

Phone: (0)91 553888

 Mobile: (0)86 8547890

Email: Kevin MacGabhann


Skipper: Boat Type: Engine:

Jim Kelly

Aquastar 43 Twin 300 HP Caterpilar
Fishing: Home Port: Range:
All Types Galway City Docks 40 nautical miles
Comment:
Their website says that they specialise in hunting big game in the deep Atlantic water off the Irish Western Seaboard.

Phone: (0)91 589125

 Mobile: (0)86 2936621

Email: Jim Kelly


Skipper: Boat Type: Engine:

Shane Bisgood

South Boats Catamaran Twin 450 hp Ivecos producing 24 kts
Fishing: Home Port: Range:
All Types Derryinver/Cleggan 60 nautical miles
Comment:
The Brazen Hussy is a brand new boat, exceptional stability being a catamaran, very fast boat, state of the art fish finding. Very spacious on deck. Drift fishing and anchored fishing over reefs. Operational area from Achill to Clifden..

Phone: (0)95 44738

 Mobile: (0)86 2795118

Email: Shane Bisgood

Website: http://www.brazenhussy.ie


Skipper: Boat Type: Engine:
William Harte Interceptor 38 420 HP Caterpilar
Fishing: Home Port: Range:
All Types Galway City Docks n/a
Comment:
William's Boat, the Carmel Olivia recently featured in the magazine "Total Sea Fishing".  Launched in April 2002, it cruises at 15/16 knots, is full insured and licenced for up to 12 anglers.  Shark tackle available but all fishing catered for, with accommodation arranged.

Phone: (0)91 581150

 Mobile: (0)87 2068609

Email: William Harte 


Skipper: Boat Type: Engine:
Ray Dooley Fastworker 26 160 HP Turbo 
Fishing: Home Port: Range:
All Types Galway City Docks n/a
Comment:
Fishing in Galway Bay & Aran Islands are catered for and if overnight accommodation is required on the Islands, it can be arranged on request.

Phone: (0)91 585616

 Mobile: (0)87 2290303

Email: Ray Dooley


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