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Sea Fishing Ireland's East Coast


Ireland’s East Coast offers sea anglers a fantastic variety of good quality fishing whether you are interested in shore, small boat, charter boat, rock fishing or the new craze, flyfishing for bass. Sea angling is available along the entire coastline from Ballaghan Point in County Louth to Ballyteigue Bay in County Wexford. Anglers will find many fantastic venues and a multitude of species throughout the region. The region also hosts a number of fishing festivals annually including the prestigious ‘Small Boats and Winter Beach Festival’.

The South East offers some of the best sea angling on the east coast. There are a number of well developed sea angling centres of which Kilmore Quay is a fine example, as a group of small and charter boats operate from this pretty harbour. The ease of access provided by the ferry terminals at Rosslare and Dun Laoghaire as well as Dublin and Waterford airports to the South East means there is less travelling and more fishing time for visitors!

The Best Sea Angling Centres

The angling centres marked with a star, Best Angling Centre, are the sea angling centres recommended by the ERFB for 2007. These Centres of Excellence give you not only high quality fishing but good access to waters, suitable ‘angler friendly’ accommodation, local fishing information, guiding services and many other criteria to ensure your holiday is everything you wish it to be.

Sea Fishing Bye Laws

a) It is prohibited to take and kill or have in possession any bass of less than 40cm in length
b) It is prohibited to take and kill or have in possession more than 2 bass in any period of 24 hours
c) It is prohibited to fish for bass with any rod and line during the period commencing on the 15th May to the 15th June.

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Sea fishing on Ireland's East Coast

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