Westport is one of the few places in Ireland that offer a luxury base for world class deep sea fishing, game and course angling.
Game and coarse fishing are widely available to the enthusiast in the lakes and rivers around the town. Boats, ghillies, and equipment can be booked locally.
Licenses are essential for trout and salmon fishing locally. Tackle dealers not only provide gear, but are steeped in local knowledge and delighted to share it with their customers.
The quality of game angling in the region is quite exceptional. Visitors fishing for salmon and trout in a natural, undisturbed habitat will enjoy a unique experience.
The River Moy in Ballina, is a world class salmon fishing destination, & only 40 minutes by car north of Westport. For the amateur, the Carrowbeg River, which runs through the centre of Westport, is stocked every year thereby assisting the luck of those who just want to try their hand.
Westport harbour hosts the Westport International Sea Angling Festival, one of the oldest competitions on the Irish Sea Angling calendar.
There are eleven coarse fishing lakes within a leisurely drive of Westport town, all holding bream, roach, rudd, perch, eel, pike and roach/bream hybrids.
Deep Sea angling
The sea angling grounds of Clew Bay are amongst the best in Europe, while the inshore waters of the bay offer excellent shallow water angling. Boats can be chartered at Westport Quay for sea angling: every type of fish caught in Irish waters have been caught in Clew Bay.
The relatively calm inshore waters among the islands can be fished for ray, bull, huss, monkfish, dogfish and occasional tope. Excellent boat fishing over reefs and sand banks is available and the species you can expect to see include cod, coalfish, pollock, ling, whiting and turbot.
Blue shark can also be taken during July and August from the deep water fifty metres to the west of Clare Island. Virtually all blue shark are tagged and returned alive with the largest fish in recent years weighing in at 56.7 kgs!
Reg Roynan offers fishing trips from Westport Quay. Full day trips available on request.
Contact details: Reg Roynan 087 7647789