Bluefin Tuna Fishing in Sligo and Donegal Bay, Ireland
Giant Bluefin Tuna Fishing Ireland
We are delighted to be one of only 15 skippers in Ireland selected to partake in the Bluefin Tuna Chart programme 2019, which means we are one of only 15 who can legally target bluefin tuna on a catch and release basis! We are consistently in the top 5 skippers in Ireland for catching them during the CHART programme! We have all the big game gear on board and have caught these up to 700 lbs in the past. Come experience the world class tuna fishery we have in Sligo and Donegal Bay, which we believe is one of the best in the world.
It is very important, that when fishing these species you choose a skipper with a proven track record, just check out our pictures!
All of our bluefin tuna gear is custom made for the boat trolling rods (Custom hand built to our skippers specifications by Alba Rods, UK), stand up rods (Custom built to our skippers specifications by Legacy Rods, UK and thrasher rods, USA) with full ball bearing rollers, 130lb momoi high catch and diamond braid/mono hollow core spliced combos (imported from the USA), black magic fighting belts and for reels we use two speed shimano tiagra A130 and 80W reels as well as Okuma Makiera 80Ws.
These are heavy duty set ups with plenty of line giving much better chances of tagging a giant. Our lures are combinations of custom built titanium trolling bars, various styled birds, custom daisy chains, various poppers and more, all to the colours and shapes suiting what works best in our particular areas.
Our skipper hand makes all of his own spreader bars to ensure they are of the highest standard and adds his own little tricks to ensure they are world class tuna catching machines! We also have downriggers but find fishing our own patterns from the outriggers yields the best results.