SEA ANGLING IN COUNTY CLARE IRELAND
Fishing Adventures operates from the beautiful unspoilt fishing village of Kilbaha, on the Loop Head
Peninsula and ”Wild Atlantic Way” where the Shannon Estuary meets the mighty Atlantic Ocean.
And the beauty of it is you don’t have to spend hours on the boat travelling to and from the fishing
grounds, they are right on our doorstep.
The rich waters of the Atlantic Ocean contain numerous species of fish, and even more species visit our
shores during the warm summer months. Fishing Adventures does daily fishing trips from Kilbaha, so
if you would like to charter our boat the Lady Gwen II for a group of up to 10 people, or you are a small
group or individual and would like to join a group, all are welcome, as we would love to take you fishing.
Fishing Adventures also does trips from Carrigaholt and Kilrush depending on demand. If the weather
is not suitable to fish the Atlantic Ocean we can also fish the calmer waters of the Shannon estuary.
The Lady Gwen II usually leaves the pier in Kilbaha around 9.am and returns around 5.pm. It takes
about 20 minutes to reach Loop Head and the Atlantic Ocean so you are fishing within 20 minutes of
leaving the pier and not spending a lot of time travelling to and from the fishing grounds.
The Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of Clare is renowned for it’s abundance of fish species, too
numerous to mention them all, but mackerel, cod, ling, pollock, whiting, haddock, wrasse, and flatfish
would be some of the more plentiful species. And of course not forgetting our shark species like six gill,
blue, porbeagle, tope, skate, spurdog, dogfish, bullhuss, and ray. Fishing Adventures is involved with the
Marine Sportfish Tagging Programme so all our shark’s are documented tagged and released
On leaving the pier at Kilbaha it takes 15-20 minutes to reach Loop Head (lighthouse) the furthermost
tip of County Clare and the Loop Head Peninsula where Star Wars was filmed. The scenery from the
boat is breathtaking and there is an abundance of sea life, sea birds, dolphins, seals, and basking shark’s
and whales can be spotted. We usually fish for mackerel here while taking in the views before moving off
for different species of fish, depending on what species you prefer.
If it happens the weather is not suitable for fishing the Atlantic Ocean we have the option of heading back
up the Shannon Estuary to fish with the boat at anchor. It can be a very leisurely and enjoyable
experience to fish for tope, conger, bull huss, ray etc, using mackerel squid or other bait’s. Some people
prefer this more relaxed type of fishing so whatever you fancy we will cater for your needs.
Fishing Adventures also caters for families, stag and hen parties, school trips,or any other groups that
might like to take a day out of their busy schedule and get away from it all to do a spot of fishing or
Kilbaha has two pub-restaurant’s where they will be happy to cook some of your catch and where you
can enjoy a beautiful meal, taking in the views in the company of friendly helpful staff to round off your
day at sea.
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