Our boat, Loch an Iasc, is a fast worker 36 built in Valentia and refurbished in 2005 under department of marine supervision specifically for angling charters and whale watching. She is licenced and insured for 12 passengers and carries a P5 licence which allows her to operate within 30 miles of designated ports. For customer comfort there is inside seating for 12 passengers and has a toilet.
Loch an Iasc is powered by two Caterpillar 3126 engines giving a total of 700 horsepower which means that our customers can get to fishing grounds faster or when the whales and dolphins are offshore you will get more time with them. In 2014 we invested in new electronics and fitted new led lighting for our night shark fishing trips. We have found in the past that lots of light at night attracts baitfish which in turn brings in the big predators.
Safety is always our number 1 concern and our list of equipment includes a 16 person life raft, 16 life jackets, flares, epirb, 3 Vhf radios, and we have 2 plotters. Also our skipper is a qualified fire fighter and has represented Ireland as a fire service medic in several world rescue challenges.
We have a full range of new rods and reels for hire and plenty of tackle which you can purchase at retail price. We have also recently secured sponsorship from Shamrock fishing tackle.