Carrigaholt Sea Angling was established in 2005 and has built a reputation as one of Ireland’s premier deep sea fishing charter providers.
Based on the south side of the Loop Head peninsula, where the Shannon estuary meets the rich fishing grounds of Ireland’s south west coast, these trips depart from the picturesque fishing village of Carrigaholt. It offers deep sea fishing trips for everyone from the experienced sea angler to the fishing novice, whether it is for a day charter or a complete fishing, accommodation and food package.
Carrigaholt Sea Angling Centre runs a 37 foot Lochin 366 called the ‘Clare Dragoon’ which was built especially for the company, and launched in the spring of 2005. The Clare Dragoon has been designed and fitted out as a first class sea angling boat. While it has a large wheelhouse with comfortable seating for 8 anglers, it also has a large open deck with lots of room for fishing. Fitted with a 660 HP Caterpillar engine the Clare Dragoon has a cruising speed of 15 knots and a top speed of 28 knots, and will get you to the fishing grounds in speed and comfort.
Your catches will include pollock, mackerel, coalfish, ling, cod, haddock, whiting, gurnard, congers, tope, rays and large spur dog while rarer species like angler fish, megrim, hake and stone bass have also been taken. If you’re after a larger specimen, you can target skate off the bottom or try your hand at some shark fishing. Blue shark are regularly caught on the trips – weighing in at over 100lbs in season… while Porbeagle sharks have established some exceptional records, with recorded catches of six gill sharks over 1000lbs!