Carrigaholt Sea Angling Centre runs a 37 foot Lochin 366 called the
Clare Dragoon. This boat was built for us and launched in the spring of
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 H.P. 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.
The Clare Dragoon has been equipped with a range of electronic equipment
that includes a duel frequency fish finder, a chart plotter, G.P.S.,
V.H.F. radios and Radar. It has also been fitted with a hydraulic
anchoring system to enable it to be quickly anchored in up to 150 mtrs
The fishing gear on the Clare Dragoon is top quality, comprising a full
range of fishing rods and reels and these are available for hire on
board. There is a set of 12 – 20lb rods fitted with Penn Fathom reels
and loaded with 40lb braid and a set of 30lb rods with Penn Senator 113h
reels loaded with 40lb mono. Also we have some 80lb class rods for those
heavy fish and some light spinning rods. There is also a full store of
fishing tackle to keep you supplied with the right fishing gear.
The Clare Dragoon is licensed to carry up to 12 persons up to 30 miles
from the shore, is fully insured and is well equipped with safety gear.
(Important note; It is worth pointing out that the Clare Dragoons
licence is a P5 licence No 1110 issued by the Irish Department of
Transport. A lot of boats operate with a P3 licence which means
they can only operate within the law and with insurance to 3
miles off the land. Anglers looking to book a charter boat
should always ask what licence the boat has.)
Skippered by Luke, the Clare Dragoon will provide you with great
platform for really great fishing!
Luke Aston has been going to sea on fishing boats all his life. Brought
up in a fishing family he worked on the deck of commercial fishing boats
from a young age during school holidays and full time from 1987. From
1995 to 2004 he was the skipper of a 60 foot boat and worked the waters
of Irelands South and West coasts. Luke holds a Commercial Skippers
licence for boats up to 24mtrs and has had this endorsed for work as a
charter boat Skipper. He also has various safety tickets and as he takes
safety very seriously he undertakes regular courses to update these.
Luke’s experience both as a commercial skipper and now as a charter
skipper gives him a great knowledge of the fishing grounds and with this
knowledge he is able to get the best out of your fishing trip. Also a
keen angler he is always available to offer advice or lend a helping