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Ireland has an established reputation for the quality and rich variety of marine life in its waters. With the influence of the North Atlantic Drift along the Wild Atlantic Way bringing a mix of cold and warm water fish to the route’s shores, anglers and fishing enthusiasts have their pick of over 50 species, including blue shark, sea bream, cod and conger eel. Inland, visitors flock to the west’s rivers and lakes to fish for salmon and trout in their undisturbed, protected habitats.
Fish for bass, flounder, cod and more on the shore of your choice.
Fly, bait or artificial lure; find a spot to suit your type of fishing.
Go fishing in solitude on one of the route’s many accessible islands.
Whether fishing for wild trout in Lough Corrib or angling in Spiddal, enjoy some on-land activities on the Bay Coast too.
West Cork’s Lough Hyne is one of Europe’s most important marine habitats. Here are our top picks of what else to visit while you’re in the area.
Sea fishing in Dingle? See what else is along these shores.
Find out where on the route to get competitive from the experts in the know.
There are upwards of 50 fish species in the Wild Atlantic Way’s waters.
Local experts tell us about their favourite places to fish and what makes the Wild Atlantic Way such a unique fishing experience.