Clew Bay Sea Angling
Paul is on the west coast of Ireland at Newport on Clew Bay in County Mayo. He's putting himself in the capable hands of local expert Norman Dunlop who is taking him out boat fishing for a variety of species, including Thornback Ray, Dogfish, Bullhuss, Pollack and Coalfish. They are joining the only lady skipper in the country, Mary Gavin Hughes onboard Shamrock 1, she was born and bred on Clynish, one of the 365 islands that surround the bay, so knows every nook and cranny in the area. Paul starts with a mackerel strip bait, down on the bottom and is soon into a double hook up of a Pollack and a Coalfish, whilst Norman catches a "pan-sized" Dab on ragworm. On day two Paul heads out again with Mary and after stopping off to catch some fresh Mackerel for bait, Mary finds a marque famous for its giant Skate. But Skate can be notoriously slow to bite, so whilst they are waiting Paul shows Mary (and us) a video of a night time Tarpon fishing trip he did whilst in Florida the previous spring.