Achill Island Sea Fishing
Fish Types: pollack, conger, ling, ray, cod
Sea Fishing Locations
Excellent boat fishing; up to 40 species, incl pollack, conger, ling, ray, cod, etc; fish run large. Noted area for blue shark and porbeagle. Holds records for heaviest fish caught in Irish waters for both men and women: 365lb (man), 362lb (woman), plus blue shark record, 206lb. Pollack and wrasse fishing off rock produces specimens in 15lb class. Good marks are Carrick Mor, Gubalennaun, Alennaun Beag, Dooega and Dugort. Flatfish from Tullaghan Bay on north side of island. Good shore fishing at Keel Strand and Keem Bay; Mackerel and pollack fishing from Cloughmore Pier. Sea trout late June to early Aug (plentiful and good size); mackerel; plaice etc. Charter boats from Purteen Harbour.