sea & river angling


North Kerry has the best of both worlds for river and sea anglers

Situated on the Shannon Estuary, the meeting point between Ireland’s largest river and the Atlantic north Kerry is widely famed for its river and sea angling. Down along its estuary shores you’ll find marks with great potential, all in stunning surroundings.

Even though north Kerry covers a relatively small area its waters are rich for both the river and sea angler. For sea anglers the most promising spots can be found at Littor Strand and Ballybunion’s Cashen Strand. Perhaps lured here by the true story of one north Kerry angler landing twenty bass, each one over ten pounds from the same spot, angling blogger and Discovery Channel presenter Henry Gilbey, on his visit to north Kerry, thought the fishing here to be ‘off the scale awesome’.

Sea angling here in north Kerry is best known for its bass fishing, bass weighing up to fifteen pounds have been caught on Ballybunion’s beaches while the Irish record bass was caught in west Clare, just across the estuary. Some excellent fishing for both flounder and Ballan Wrasse can be found along the north Kerry coast while you’ll find marks for mackerel, Pollack, dogfish, bull huss, ling and conger with plenty of potential.

If river fishing is more your tonic then there’s plenty in north Kerry’s rivers for what ails you. Along the Feale, Smearlagh and Cashen rivers  there’s a rich seam of salmon and sea trout fishing to be had,  and when the conditions are right there should be no reason not to have five or six landed before your day’s fishing is done.

Whether it’s sea or river angling, or indeed both, in north Kerry you’re spoiled for choice. Be it along one of our serene salmon pools or where the wild Atlantic lashes at the gills, you’ll find fishing heaven right here in north Kerry.

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