Shannon Estuary Sea Fishing
Fish Types: dogfish, flatfish, and bull huss, conger, thornback ray, codling, whiting and flounder
Sea Fishing Locations
Locations for shore fishing on the south side are: Beal Point and Littor Strand, bottom fishing for dogfish, flatfish, and bull huss; several marks around Carrig Island and Saleen Quay, where good bottom fishing is to be had from rocks and quay: ballan wrasse, dogfish, bull huss, some tope. Tarbert and Glin piers are best at high tide for flatfish, conger at night; Foynes piers produce conger, thornback ray, codling, whiting and flounder. Best baits, crab, lugworm, mackerel. North side of estuary has pier fishing available at Kildysart (flounder, crab bait essential), and Innishmurray (bull huss, thornback, conger, freshwater eels), Kilrush, (see below), and Carrigaholt (bottom fishing for dab and flounder, spinning for pollack and wrasse). Beach fishing at Shanahea and Killimer for bass, flounder, flatfish, Spanish Point for bass, and rock fishing at Aylvaroo Point for similar species, plus codling and whiting in winter. Plenty of opportunities for bait digging. Charter boats for estuary from Kilbaha, Kilrush. Car ferry runs from Killimer to Tarbert hourly, summer: 7am to 9.30pm, (Sundays: 9am to 9pm), winter: 7am to 7.30pm (Sundays: 9am to 7.30pm). Limerick SAC fish all along the estuary and in the open sea.