Deep Sea Charter Boat - Fishing Charters in Killybegs or Creevy Donegal - An Duanai Mara!
An Duanai Mara Charters offers Deep Sea Fishing, Shark Angling and Sightseeing trips in Donegal Bay,
along one of the most picturesque stretches of coastline in Ireland! An Duanai Mara was launched by Her Excellency President Mary McAleese in 1999.
The vessel is a 33' Aquastar powered by a 305hp Cummins engine, allowing a cruising speed of 12 - 14 knots. She is fitted with all the standard electronics and carries all the regulatory safety equipment in accordance with Irish law. There are galley and lavatory facilities also available onboard.
Our skipper, Colin Campbell, has many years experience with fishing charters and is extremely well acquainted with the many various fishing grounds of the area. Colin is an active member of the Killybegs Sea Angling Club and is also affiliated with the North West Charter Skippers Association. Colin is happy to give complimentary tea/coffee with the fish that he has cooked on the stove .... Tasty!!!
See www.duanaimaracharters.com for more information. Rates offered on a per person basis €50 for a full day or from €250 - €450 to charter the boat for half/full day!
An Duanai Mara Charters offers some of the best deep sea fishing in the North Atlantic. The
waters surrounding the south west coast of Donegal flourish with over twenty different species of fish. Cod, Ling, Pollack, Mackerel, Coalfish, Haddock, Halibut, Wrasse, Conger, Rays, Blue Shark, and the occasional Porbeagle, are just some of the many species caught.
An Duanai Mara operates a Catch a Release policy - once you land your catch, there's a decision to make - keep it or release it! Many times each angler makes a decision whether to catch and release or keep the fish for dinner! Catch and release fishing is a simple principle that encourages fishermen to release at least one fish every time they go fishing so as not to deplete fish populations or if the fish is under a minimum size or a protected species!
From rocks to sand banks to ship wrecks, there are many different grounds along the coast to choose from. The Teelin Knowl, known locally as "The Big Fast", is one of the best fishing spots around. This small submerged island, rising sharply off the sea floor, has always been a "go to" spot for the locals. There are also over a dozen ship wrecks in the area, including fishing trawlers, Naval vessels and even Spanish Galleons. To check on weather conditions, wind direction etc click for more details www.windguru.com and look under heading of Rossnowlagh.
There are many areas of special interest within the bay from Mullaghmore to
Inishmurray Island and also Rathlin o Beirne Island where seals can be seen basking on the rocks. There is also the ever popular "Sliabh Liag". The cliffs of Sliabh Liag rise dramatically out of the ocean to a height of 601m (1972ft) and thus lay claim to be the highest sea-cliffs in Europe.
The richness in colour of the massive rock face provides visual pleasures non-stop. If you need to
get your awe inspired, this is as good a place to start as any. And it's not just the height. Different hues in the rock formation - orange, red and grey, mingled with stains of various metallic ores, accumulate with washed down clays and soils to provide an impossibly colourful background to the restless Atlantic below.
It's an amazingly historic and romantic place! Along the paths armies have trudged, Spanish sailors from the Armada have taken refuge, smugglers have plied their trade, sheep have munched their way ever onwards. There are still forts and lookout towers from the Napoleonic wars clinging to the edge - and everywhere the crashing sound of the Ocean, the lonely call of seabirds, as well as the occasional "hello" from a pod of dolphins.
See www.duanaimaracharters.com for more information.