North West Charter Skippers Association – The North West Charter Skippers Association (Irish Angling Charters) provide top class fishing aboard quality charter boats in the North West of Ireland. By choosing a member of the association you can be assured that the operator is fully licensed and regulated by the Irish Department of Marine; fully insured and has the experience to provide the service you require.
The principal activites that are catered for by the association are as folloes:-
- Deep sea angling
- Pleasure and island boat trips
- Sea fishing and Shark fishing trips
- Deep sea diving
- Evening mackerel fishing trips
- Whale & dolphin watch
- Sightseeing trips
- Heritage and archeology trips
- Tackle hire
Angling in the North West of Ireland
The Northwest Charter Skippers Association has been truly blessed, that their operational area is in the most beautiful and scenic coastline of Ireland.
The coastline has many interesting and varied features from sandy beaches and estuaries to amazing sea cliffs, and craggy shores, all washed by the warm and clear waters of the North Atlantic Drift Current, which brings a wealth of fish species to our shores.
There is a large variety of fish species available for the Boat Angler, from Mackerel through to the fighting Blue Shark, and occasionally, the Giant Blue Fin Tuna. Light tackle fishing for Pollock is also very popular.
Whale and Dolphin Watching
For those of you With an interest in Eco – Tourism, the North West coastline is also lucky to be visited by such species as Dolphins, Porpoises and Whales. On many days you will also see the Basking Shark slowly swimming past gulping in large mouthfuls of plankton, or the oddly shaped Sunfish flapping on the surface to attract the gulls to come down and pick off its parasites.
There are fewer better places to be on a calm sunny day, than enjoying yourself gently bobbing up and down on a Northwest Charter Skippers Boat
The Charter Boats
|CHARTER BOAT||SKIPPER||HOME PORT||TEL NO|
|Nuala Starr||Paddy Byrne||Teelin||+353 74 9739365|
|An Duanai Mara||Brian McGilloway||Killybegs||+353 71 9852896|
+353 86 6001966
|Bundoran Star||Patrick o Doherty||Bundoran||+353 71 9841017|
+353 87 4198323
|Rathmullan||+353 87 2480132|
+353 87 0507464
|Culdaff||+353 86 2522685|
|MV Smoothhound||Richard Timoney||Donegal Town||+353 86 8937225|
|Marie Do||Smith Campbell||Teelin Pier and|
|+353 74 9739889|
|Meridian||Brian McGilloway||Killybegs||+353 74 9731181|
|Tor Mor||Donal McMenamin||Portnoo|
|+353 87 2458514|
|Stingray||Tommy McCallion||Rosses Point, Sligo||+353 71 9142391|
|Sea Star||Daryl Ewing||Rosses Point, Sligo||+353 86 8913618|
|Prospector 1||Peter Power||Mullaghmore, Sligo||+353 1 8430380|
Irish Angling Charters