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Shore Angling for Bass & Mackerel

Ireland is known as one of the Worlds premier sea angling destinations.

The coastal waters of Ireland abound with fish and visiting sports fishermen can expect something in the region of 80 species to aim at, so anything from a blenny of a few grams to a bluefin tuna of over 400 kg can be expected.

Inch Beach is a popular location for shore angling and with many competitions being held around the year, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to enjoy this sport.

Sea Fishing

There are boats offering Deep Sea Angling in Dingle, Ballydavid and Brandon. The prolific waters of the peninsula provide the sea angler with an abundance of species, including pollack, garfish, blue shark, tope, dogfish, and rare Mediterranean species brought in by the Gulf Stream. Deep sea fishing trips are available by the week or by the day, as well as two-hour trips and evening trips. Some places supply all the necessary gear, tackle and bait, and welcome children.

Mam an Oraigh
Sea angling packages and day trips.
Nicholas O'Connor
Angler's Rest
Tel & Fax: 066-9159947

An Tiaracht Angling
Sea angling packages and day trips.
Seán Ó Conchúir
Tel & Fax: 066-9155429

River & Lake Fishing

With a huge network of rivers and loughs, Ireland is the one of the few last refuges for wild salmon and sea trout attracting anglers back year after year. Salmon and sea trout anglers can use a wide range of methods including, bait, spinning and fly fishing to pursue their quarry.

We will be delighted to help with the following:

Fishing permits
Rods and equipment
Transport to various locations

For more information on fishing in Ireland including season dates, locations and permits visit the Irish Fisheries Board.

For those interested in game angling, Lough Caum in Glannteenassig Forest near Castlegregory is a beautiful place. The lake boasts a large stock of wild brown trout and is stocked with rainbow trout. The shore is almost entirely fishable. Permits are required and boats are available. The Owenmore River is also good for game fishing, with permits available in Cloghane.

Permits are available at

Keane's Supermarket, Tralee Road, Castlegregory;

Bowler's Bar, Castlegregory Village;

Fitzgerald's Shop, Castlegregory Village.

Owenmore River has wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout from February 1 to October 12.

Gillie and permits available at

Bridge Cottage, Cloghane.

Tel: 066-7138244.

Boats for lake fishing are available at

Keane's Supermarket,

Tralee Road, Castlegregory,

Tel: 066-7139186.

For the shore angler, the perfect spot is never hard to find. Miles of famous storm beaches with crashing surfs for the sportsman after bass and painted rays, quiet beaches and estuaries offering skate, flounder and plaice; and piers and deepwater rock marks containing a variety of species including pollock, wrasse and conger eels. The Dingle Peninsula has it all, enough marks and fish to suit everyone's tastes and at any time of the year.

Two books written by award winning angling writer Bob Moss: " A GUIDE TO SHORE ANGLING ON THE DINGLE PENINSULA" and " THE THIRD BREAKER" provide all the information you need to know about shore angling on the Peninsula. The first tells you all the marks and how to get to them, including where to dig and collect bait. The second tells you how to go about catching the various fish to be found at these marks. Both books are invaluable companions to any angler wishing to visit the area and are available in Sammy’s shop.