Where is the best place to go sea fishing in Ireland?


Sligo – perfect for sea fishing. The rugged Atlantic town of Mullaghmore in County Sligo is one of the best spots for fishing in Ireland, especially if you fancy sea fishing. A large headland jutting out into Donegal Bay makes this a popular holiday destination and a popular spot for anglers from all over Ireland.

Is fishing good in the Irish Sea?

Where can I fish for free in Ireland?

Fishing is free for anglers on the following lakes: Lough Leane, Upper Lake, and Muckross Lake.

Do you need a permit for sea fishing in Ireland?

Some species of fish are protected in Ireland including salmon, sea trout, sea bass, molluscs, eels and all freshwater fish. You must get a state licence to fish for salmon or sea trout in Ireland.

Where can I fish for free in Ireland?

Fishing is free for anglers on the following lakes: Lough Leane, Upper Lake, and Muckross Lake.

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Can I fish on the beach in Ireland?

The least known thing about fishing in Ireland is the rock, surf, beach, pier and estuary fishing – most commonly known simply as shore fishing. Oh, and it’s completely free. There’s no license required. If you can get down to the water’s edge, then you can fish it.

What months can you fish in Ireland?

In some areas the season opens on January 1st and after that the remainder of fisheries open on various dates in February, March, April, May and June. The majority of fisheries close on September 30th but some rivers remain open for sea trout fishing until October 12th.

What is the most common fish in Ireland?

What fish is popular in Ireland? Without a doubt, salmon is the most popular fish in Ireland. Irish salmon is considered some of the best in the world.

What fish are off the coast of Ireland?

Sea fishing on Ireland’s East coast offers shore fishing and sea angling for mackerel, pollack, conger, bass, dogfish, tope, and sea trout, as well as cod, ray, and whiting.

Can I keep fish I catch?

You can usually store a fish in the refrigerator for up to two days. Large fish or large pieces of fish will keep longer than small pieces. Lean fish (panfish and walleye) store better than fatty fish (trout).

Do you need a license for sea fishing?

The short answer to this question is no – sea fishing does not require a licence. However, in many areas, the situation is, unfortunately, a lot more complicated, especially at sea fishing marks which are within estuaries or along riverbanks where the dividing line between sea fishing and freshwater fishing is unclear.

How many sea bass can you keep?

Can you eat pike Ireland?

And pike is good eating. In this country we have been slow to break with the old idea that it was somehow unwholesome. In various parts of the continent, a grand buffet may have as centre piece a fine pike.

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Can I take fishing bait to Ireland?

Importation of Bait All importation must be done in accordance with DAFM protocols: Import procedures for live invertebrates for fishing bait. For non-live fishing bait (i.e. an Animal By-Product product), the permitted weight allowance per passenger is 2kg.

Where is the best salmon fishing in Ireland?

The Cork Blackwater is Ireland’s finest Salmon River and one of the most important salmon rivers in Europe, stretching for over 150 kilometres from its source in Kerry to the sea at Youghal. The season for salmon opens on 1st February and continues until 30th September.

What is the most common fish in Ireland?

What fish is popular in Ireland? Without a doubt, salmon is the most popular fish in Ireland. Irish salmon is considered some of the best in the world.

What fish are off the coast of Ireland?

Sea fishing on Ireland’s East coast offers shore fishing and sea angling for mackerel, pollack, conger, bass, dogfish, tope, and sea trout, as well as cod, ray, and whiting.

Is there a fishing industry in Ireland?

The fishing industry in Ireland represents an important economic activity, generating national income and providing local employment. The industry contributes approximately €700 million a year to the national income and provides 11,000 jobs, mostly to people living around Ireland’s coastal regions.

Where can I fish for free in Ireland?

Fishing is free for anglers on the following lakes: Lough Leane, Upper Lake, and Muckross Lake.

Do I need a licence to fish in Ireland?

Anglers are required to have a licence when fishing for salmon or sea trout.

What time is best for sea fishing?

For daytime fishing a rising tide and high tide are usually the best times for most fish. On a new moon and full moon you have that day plus another three days after which are the highest tides of that month. Many types of fish like the higher water so fishing on those days can be the most productive.

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How do you catch sea bass in Ireland?

Anglers can surf cast, lure fish with plugs and spoons, fly fish, and even live bait. The season kicks off in early March, particularly on the south coast, and extends through until usually November. A close season is observed between the 15th of May and the 15th of June as this is a key spawning time for Bass.

What month is the best to catch mackerel?

May-June is the best time to catch mackerel, although they are caught all summer in numbers and larger specimens are sometimes caught in winter.

What’s the best time to catch mackerel in Ireland?

Mackerel are definitely a summer fish. The season fluctuates from year to year, but generally speaking when the sea temperature begins to rise towards the end of May, shoals will appear inshore. The season peaks in July, August and September, then tapers off again towards the end of the year.

Can you catch mackerel in March?

It is not unusual to see the first Mackerel being caught at the end of the month. They are not normally around in large numbers to start with, but they are always welcome. The one species that is sure to show up this month are the PLaice.

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