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Charter Boats in Co. Donegal

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Kiwi Girl

Fastcatch Kingfisher 31'. 420 HP Caterpillar.
Skipper: Declan Kilgannon
Licence: 1056
Base: Mullaghmore Operational area: 30 miles from land from Ballyglass to Arranmore Island.

Notes: We have on offer big game fishing for shark and Giant Bluefin Tuna, bottom fishing , diving charters and sightseeing trips. All tuition to whatever level is on hand , all gear and tackle is supplied from 130Lb. class rods to lighter gear for bottom fishing.

Address: The Pier, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)87 6100111
Email: mail@offshore.ie Web: www.offshore.ie

Assaroe Star

Mitchell 31'.

Skipper: Paddy Byrne
Licence: 215
Base: Teelin Operational Area:Teelin and Mullaghmore within a radius of 30 miles from points of departure in favourable weather and good visibility.

Notes: NWCSA member. Sails from Teelin. There are up to 30 species which can be caught on rod and line including: Pollack, Ling, Cod, Conger eel, Whiting, Dogfish, Blue Shark. If your interest is in angling, seabirds, whales, dolphins or just majestic scenery we will make your trip a memorable one. Rod and reel hire is available and terminal tackle is on sale aboard the boat.

Address: Craghlin, Teelin, Co. Donegal.
Telephone: +353 74 9739365 or +353 87 6284688
Email: 66pbyrne@gmail.com
Web: www.Sliabhleagueboattrips.com

Laura Dean

11m Blyth Workcats catamaran. Twin 420 HP

Skipper: Donald Cullen
Licence:
Base: Downings, Co. Donegal Operational Area: 60 miles from point of departure, weather permitting.

Notes: Our brand new 11m catamaran, the Laura-Dean, offers space and comfort for your angling trips. With a fully functional galley, toilet, hand basin, on-site tackle and rod hire, inside and outside seating for 12, the Laura-Dean has everything to make your fishing trip a memorable one.

Address: Milford Rd, Carrigart, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Telephone: +353 74 91 54708 or +353 87 6590264
Email: reception@mevaghdiving.com
Web: www.mevaghdiving.com

Bundoran Star.

33' Lochin. 385HP Catpillar.
Skipper: Patrick O'Doherty
Licence: 1111
Base: Bundoran Operational area: Donegal Bay. Bundoran up to 30 miles out.

Notes: Reef, shark and general inshore fishing.

Address: Strand View, WestEnd, Bundoran, Co Donegal.
Telephone: +353 87 4198323
Email: info@bundoranstar.ie Web: www.Bundoranstar.ie

Stingray

33' Aquastar. 103 HP Sabre
Skipper: Tommy McCallion
Licence: 7
Base: Rosses Point Operational area: Rosses Point to Inishmurray Island, not more than 15 miles from point of departure and not more than 3 miles from land in favourable weather and good visibility.

Notes: NWCSA member. Reef, shark and general inshore angling.

Address: 48 Seafield Park, Sea Road, Sligo.
Telephone: +353 71 9142391 or +353 87 2397789
Email: tmccallion@eircom.net

Smooth Hound

Twin 315 HP Turbo Diesels
Skipper:
Richard Timony
Licence: 1210
Base: Mullinasloe Operational area: Mullinasole, Mullaghmore, Killybegs and Burtonport within a radius of 30 miles in favourable weather.

Notes: We operate from Mullinasole harbour just outside Donegal Town. The boat is a purpose built Charter boat and we like to fish the deep water reefs and hard ground marks around west Donegal. We also fish the reef edge and sandy muddy bottom for flatties and tend to fish on the anchor. On our doorstep is a fine tope and ray mark which has produced many specimen fish over the years. Even in poor weather we can normally find a few sheltered marks hence we are available for charter year round. We carry a range of Penn and Shimano gear. Fishing costs €50 per head per day. Rod hire is €10 per day. Mminimum six anglers. Free flow Coffee.

Address: Pier head, Mullinasole, Laghy, Co. Donegal.
Telephone: +353 86 8937225
Email: richard@donegalseafishing.com Web: www.donegalseafishing.com

Celtic Dawn

30' Timber. 40 HP Lister
Skipper: Rodney Lomax
Licence: 1
Base: Mullaghmore Operational area: Donegal Bay.

Notes: Skipper Rodney Lomax has many years experience fishing the waters of Donegal Bay. The Celtic Dawn was custom built for Charter Angling, and was the first boat to be granted a passenger and angling license by the Department of the Marine. Her license number is 001. Celtic Dawn is available for general fishing, e.g. cod, pollack,ling, wrasse, pouting, etc. from April to the end of October, and for game fishing, mostly blue shark, from August to the end of October.

Address: Lomax Boats, Mullaghmore, Cliffoney, Co. Sligo.
Telephone: +353 71 9166124 or +353 87 2727538
Email: tlomax@eircom.net

Fiona Tee

33' Interceptor. 300HP Caterpillar
Skipper: Keith Clarke
Licence: 961
Base: Mullaghmore Operational area: Donegal Bay. Within 30 miles of land.

Notes: General fishing and sightseeing, including trips to Inishmurray Island.

Address: Moneygold, Grange, Co. Sligo.
Telephone: +353 (0)87 2540190
E-mail: keithclarkesligo@eircom.net Web: www.inishmurrayislandtrips.com

Roustabout

28' Timber. Ford 200 HP
Skipper: John Cuniffe
Licence: 247
Base: Mullaghmore Operational area: To/From Mullaghmore in fine, favourable weather not more than 15 miles from point of departure and 3 miles from land - Summer only.

Notes: Sails from Mullaghmore.

Address: Edenrevagh, Cliffonay, Co. Sligo
Tel: +353 (0)71 9131970 or +353 (0) 86 2441773
Email: jcunniffe@eircom.net

Prospector 1

Lochin 33'. Twin 210 HP
Skipper: Peter Power
Licence: 298
Base: Mullaghmore Operational area: 30 miles from point of departure.

Notes: Sails from Mullaghmore. From June to October. Skipper Peter Power has many years experience fishing the waters of Donegal Bay. Prospector 1 was custom built for Charter Angling.

Address: Main Street, Cliffoney, Co. Sligo.
Telephone: +353 1 8430380 or +353 87 2576268 Fax: +353 1 8430381
Email: papower@iol.ie Web: www.bayangling.freeservers.com

Meridian

Lochin 40'. 420 HP Caterpiller
Skipper: Brian McGilloway
Licence: 295
Base: Killybegs Operational area: 20 miles out of Killybegs

Notes: NWCSA member. Charters are available throughout the year for Cod, Pollack, Conger, Ling, Brill, Turbot and all other available species.

Address: Killybegs Angling Charters, Killybegs, Co. Donegal.
Tel: +353 (0)74 97 31181
Email: brian@killybegsangling.com Web: www.killybegsangling.com

Huntress Blue

Steel hull 30'.
Owner: Michael McGettigan
Licence: 758
Base: Killybegs Operational area: To/From Killybegs not more than 3 miles from land and 15 miles from point of departure in favourable weather.

Notes: General, Shark and reef fishing.

Address: Banroe, Bruckless,Co. Donegal.
Telephone: +353 74 9731401 or +353 87 2871423
Email: huntressblue@eircom.net

Duanai Mara

33' Aquastar. 320 HP Cummins
Skipper: Brian McGilloway
Licence: 866
Base: Killybegs Operational area: Donegal Bay up tp 30 miles out.

Notes: NWCSA member. Reef, shark and general inshore fishing. Also sails from Creevy Pier or Teelin Pier by arrangement.

Address: Killybegs Harbour, Killybegs, Co Donegal.
Telephone: +353 (0)86 404 4040 or +353 (0)71 98 52896
Email: info@duanaimaracharters.com Web: www.duanaimaracharters.com

Elsie Jayne

Evolution 38’ iveco 420hp
Skipper: Jim Muldowney
Licence: 1578
Base: Arronmore Island Operational area: From Sligo to Malin Head, 30 miles from land.

Notes: Purpose built P5 charter boat 2014 for diving, angling and sightseeing tours. Seating inside and on deck. Full galley with cooker and zip boiler, deck toilet and shower facilities. Latest navigation and sea bed scanner. Just minutes from the finest fishing in Donegal, If it swims we have it. Rods & reels for hire, end tackle available.

Address: Ballard, Arranmore Island, Co Donegal.
Telephone: +353 (0)86 3300516
Email: jimmuldowney@ymail.com Web: www.divearranmore.com FB: www.facebook.com/divearranmore.arranmore

Summer Rose

11 meter ocean tramp
Skipper: Seamus Doherty
Cert: 287
Base: Mulroy Bay/Downings

Notes: Deepsea wreck reef shark tackle available for hire/sale

Address: 2 Rodney Street, Portrush , Co. Antrim.
Telephone: 086 8637939 or +44 (0)7511 580 330
Email: seadoc1@hotmail.co.uk

Máire Dó

220hp Mercruiser Engine
Skipper: Smith Campbell
Licence: 1353
Base: Killybegs and Teelin Operational area: Donegal Bay

Notes: NWCSA member. "Smithys Mini Charters" operates a tailored service for 6 Anglers, 220hp Mercruiser Engine giving Speeds of up to 18 Knots operating from Killybegs/Teelin. Small group specialist sport fishing service.

Telephone: +353 (74) 9739889 or +353 (87) 2759731
Email: smithcampbell@eircom.net Web: www.smithysminicharters.com

Nuala Star

Ocean Tramp 35'. 300 HP
Skipper: Paddy Byrne
Licence: 1143
Base: Teelin Operational Area:Teelin and Mullaghmore within a radius of 30 miles from points of departure in favourable weather and good visibility.

Notes: NWCSA member. Sails from Teelin. There are up to 30 species which can be caught on rod and line including: Pollack, Ling, Cod, Conger eel, Whiting, Dogfish, Blue Shark. If your interest is in angling, seabirds, whales, dolphins or just majestic scenery we will make your trip a memorable one. Rod and reel hire is available and terminal tackle is on sale aboard the boat.

Address: Craghlin, Teelin, Co. Donegal.
Telephone: +353 74 9739365 or +353 87 6284688
Email: 66pbyrne@gmail.com
Web: www.Sliabhleagueboattrips.com

Tor Mór

Kingfisher 31', 500HP
Skipper: Donal MacMenamin
Licence: 1377
Base: Portnoo / Rosbeg Operational Area: Within 30 miles of Portnoo / Rosbeg, or Killybegs.

Notes: Tor Mór is a brand new (2009), fast (500 Hp), solid and stable. She has the latest in navigation and safety equipment on board. The North-west coast is an unspoilt marine environment, and is within easy reach of some of the finest fishing grounds. In the locality, there are up to 18 species of fish to catch, including Pollock, Mackerel, Cod, Ling, and the possibility of Tuna, later in year. Fishing rods and tackle are provided free on board, expert guidance and tuition, can be provided by the skipper/owner Donal McMenamin. Donal has many years sea-going experience and is delighted to provide this charter service for both locals and tourists.
There is a microwave oven; to re-heat food, or make a warming cup of soup or tea/coffee. There is seating both inside and outside on deck. A toilet is provided on board.

Address: 18 Ard na Gréine, Ardara
Telephone: +353 (0)87 2458514
Email: donal.mcmenamin@gmail.com Web: www.tirconnellcharters.com

Surose

Mitchell 31. 120 HP
Skipper: Oscar Duffy / Liam Miller
Licence: 1077
Base: Burtonport Operational area: Burtonport, 3 miles from land, 15 miles from base.

Notes: Reef, shark and general fishing.

Address: The School House, Derrloughan, Dooghary, Co. Donegal.
Telephone: +353 74 9551533 or 9542245 or +353 87 9253534
Email: info@inish.ie Web: www.inish.ie

Carmel Olivia

Interceptor 38' 420 HP Caterpillar
Skipper: Michael O'Brien
Licence: 909
Base: Maheroaty Operational Area: Magheroraty, Co. Donegal to Inishboffin and Tory Island not more than 30 miles from Magheroraty (Point of Departure).

Notes: Mixed fishing

Address: Angling Charters, Magheroaty, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
Telephone: +353 74 9135635 or +353 (0)87 6279789

Bonito

Cygnus 33'. 350 HP
Skipper: Trevor Ryder
Licence: 956
Base: Downings Operational area: Mevagh and downings not more than 15 miles from point of departure and 3 miles from land in fine and favourable weather and good visibility.

Notes: Fishing out of Downings means the choice of shallow reefs for light tackle spinning for Pollock, deep water bottom bouncing for numerous species, sandy bottoms for “flatties”, 109 Wrecks for Pollock, Ling and Conger. Some of these Wrecks are “virgins” that haven’t been fished on at all. Deep water reefs for Conger Eels, rocky bottom for massive Common Skate etc. Also shark and blue fin tuna later in the season.

Address: Gortamore, Downings, Co. Donegal.
Telephone: +353 74 9155261 or +353 87 6547232
Email: tryder@eircom.net Web: www.bonitocharters.com

Caitlín Marie

Vigilante 33, 350hp Caterpillar
Skipper: Paul McGonagle
Licence: 1194
Base: KincasslaghOperational area: 30 mile radius from Kincasslagh

Notes: New charter boat purpose built in 2007 for marine tourism. Licensed to carry 12 passengers. Providing sea angling, sightseeing cruises and trips to the islands of Owey, Gola, Arranmore and Tory.

Address: Gortnasade, Kincasslagh, Co. Donegal.
Telephone: +353 74 9543187 or +353 87 9870266
Email: info@saoiremara.com Web: www.saoiremara.com

Rosguill

43' Aquastar. Twin 310 HP
Skipper: Michael McVeigh
Licence: 888
Base: Downings Operational area: Up to 40 miles out of base.

Notes: As well as excellent bottom, reef and wreck fishing there is Blue Shark (Season: July to October). Some good sized blue shark including the Skipper's best of 124 pounds, caught in 1992. Also bluefin tuna. Rods, reels oilskins and tackle can be hired.

Address: Baile an Iascaire, Dooey, Atlantic Drive, Downings, Co. Donegal.
Telephone: +353 74 9155080 or Fax: +353 74 55090
Email: info@rosguill.com Web: www.rosguill.com

Enterprise I

38' Aquastar. 225HP
Skipper: Neil Doherty
Licence: 858
Base: Rathmullan Operational area: Up to 20 miles out of base.

Notes: NWCSA member. Reef, wreck, tope and general inshore fishing.

Address: Rathmullan Angling Charters, Rathmullen, Co. Donegal.
Tel: +353 (0)87 2480132 or +353 (0)87 0507464
Email: rathmullancharters@eircom.net Web: www.rathmullancharters.com

Swilly Explorer

Interceptor 42'. 500HP
Skipper: Angela Cerrand
Licence: 1076
Base: Rathmullen Operational area: Up to 30 miles out of base.

Notes: As for Enterprise I.

Gemini 2

Cygnus Cyfish
Skipper: Derek Harley
Licence: 1169
Base: Culdaff Operational area: From Bunagee Pier, Culdaff, Co. Donegal not more than 15 miles from point of departure or 3 miles from land in favourable weather and good visibility.

Notes: NWCSA member. Most of the wrecks lay within an easy 30 minutes to one-hour steam. There are no long boring journeys prior to fishing here. You just have time to tackle up and ready yourself and it’s time to fish. There has been minimal commercial fishing here due to the fast tides and deep water. The wrecks are literally packed with fish.

Address: Inisowen Boating Company, Carrowmore, Malin, Co. Donegal.
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9370605 or +353 (0)86 2522685 Fax: +353 74 9370764
Email: malininfo@inishowenmotors.ie or inishowenboating@gmail.com Web: www.irishanglingcharters.ie

Vagabond II

38' Evolution 400HP Volvo Engine
Skipper: Charlie Lafferty
Licence: 1055
Base: Bunagee Pier, Culdaff Operational area: Up to a 30 mile radius from the point of departure.

Notes: NWCSA member. Most of the wrecks lay within an easy 30 minutes to one-hour steam. There has been minimal commercial fishing here due to the fast tides and deep water. The wrecks are literally packed with fish. Sight-seeing trips also available including trips to Inishtrahull and whale and dolphin watching. Facilities on board are of the highest specifications with all modern electronic and safety equipment. Toilets available on board, and hot tea and coffee are always available.

Address: Inishowen Boating Company, Carrowmore, Malin, Co. Donegal.
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9370605 or +353 (0)86 2522685 Fax: +353 74 9370764
Email: malininfo@inishowenmotors.ie or inishowenboating@gmail.com Web: www.irishanglingcharters.ie

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