Irish Charter Boat Directory
Charter Boats in Co. Galway
Skipper: Max Couque
Base:Barna/Rossaveal/Spiddal Operational area: Galway Bay
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
Skipper: Kevin MacGabhann
Base: Barna/Spiddal Operational area: Galway Bay
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.
42' Cygnus. Twin 250HP
Skipper: John Brittain
Base: Cleggan/Clifden Operational area: Aran Islands to Achill Head
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.
38' x 16' South Boats Catamaran, with twin 450 h.p.
Skipper: Shane Bisgood
Base: Cleggan/Derryinver Operational area: Galway Bay to Achill Island
Notes: The Brazen Hussy is a 2009 built catamaran and is exceptionally stable. We have a 60 mile license and therefore can travel right out to the edge of the Continental Shelf and the deep water beyond. We also undertake a variety of other pursuits such as Island Touring, Whale & Dolphin watching, viewing seabird colonies and scuba diving.
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 and the Blue-Fin Tuna runs from September to October.
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
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
43' Aquastar Sport Fisher
Skipper: Patrick Connolly
Base: Rossaveal Operational area: Galway Bay
Notes: A regular "Come Fishing Galway" day is from 9am to 6pm and the pick up point is Rossaveel Harbour, County Galway. The Loinnir is an Aquastar 43 foot purpose built to cater for angling, charter and survey work. We have inshore reefs just 15 to 20 minutes from the harbour. They offer good fishing ground for Pollock, Ling, Ballan Wrasse, Cuckoo Wrasse, Haddock, Cod, Conger Eel, Mackerel etc. Deep sea wrecks and shark fishing are also available.
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.