Clare has ample lakes, coasts and rivers that are ideal for fishing, making it a haven for fishing breaks and trips. Fishing Adventures specifically runs Sea fishing Trips in Clare and as a result of our enthusiasm for the sport, we have accumulated a wealth of knowledge specific to Clare fishing. In our post below we cover sea fishing, shore fishing, lake fishing and river fishing in Clare. What you want to catch will determine the type of fishing you are going to participate in.
Sea Fishing Clare Ireland
Owing to having some of the richest waters in Ireland and Europe, and by having a large range of species, Clare is renowned for sea fishing. Mackerel are abundant from April until November and apart from mackerel as a great fish for the table, they are excellent bait for larger species, including white fish, bottom feeders, conger eels, and sharks.
Sharks are also plentiful during the summer months, with a range of sixgill, blue, porbeagle, tope, spurdog, skate, ray, and dogfish. Most of these sharks can be caught only 3-4 nautical miles from fishing adventures harbour, Kilbaha, Co. Clare and are some of the largest species in Ireland. The record breaking catch was a 12ft 9in long, bluntnose sixgill shark, weighing 1,056lb caught by the Clare Dragoon close to Loop Head. Shark is not the only species of fish available to catch while sea fishing in Clare. Depending on the season mackerel, pollock, flounder, turbot, cod, ling, wrasse, gurnard, conger eel, skate and tope are just some of the other species available, depending on what species the angler want’s to target. While some of these species of fish are regularly caught on fishing trips ,some others take a little more time, expertise, and paitence to hook. There are also a variety of exotic species that visit the coast of Ireland from time to time including trigger fish, tuna and bream.