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Dingle Peninsula Fishing & Angling


Dingle Peninsula Fishing & Angling

Fishing & Sea Angling Around the Dingle Peninsula

Shore and Rock angling in the Dingle Peninsula is very popular and is some of the best in Ireland. Shore and Rock angling may be done, throughout the year, for a large variety of species. Inch beach, a four-mile stretch of silver strand at the end of Dingle bay, is a great shore angling spot. It is located on the route from Killarney to Dingle, and is six miles from Annascaul village. Good Rock angling locations are at Dun an Óir, near Ballyferriter, and Bínn Bán, at the mouth of Dingle Harbour.

At Brandon, bass and flatfish can be caught on the north-facing beach. Travelling west Smerwick harbour has three beaches where bass and flatfish can be got by surf fishing while from the rocks at the centre of the bay spinning for bass is possible. Ferriter's cove offers possibilities for surf fishing as does Ventry harbour. From Dingle pier, mullet and flounders, can be got; arrangements can be made for deep sea and inshore fishing. Along the south shore, Beenbane and Reenbeg in the mouth of the harbour are good spots for spinning for bass while further east Trabeg, Anascaul and Inch can provide spinning for bass and flounders and surf fishing for flatfish and occasional tope.

"A Guide to Shore Angling on the Dingle Peninsula" Second Edition by Bob Moss

The first book travels round the Dingle Peninsula in an anti-clockwise direction visiting all the shore marks from Tralee, round Slea Head to Dingle, and on to Inch and Castlemaine. Surf, shore, estuaries, piers and deepwater rock marks; this book has them all with detailed directions on how to get to them, how best to fish them in relation to time of day and tide and what fish to expect etc. The book also has information on where to dig and collect bait and is interwoven throughout with a tapestry of fishing memoirs.

"The Third Breaker" by Bob Moss

This second book is designed to complement the first. It describes all the various types of shore fishing to be found on the Dingle Peninsula. Surf, beach, estuary, piers and rocks, and the various methods employed. Each method is discussed with reference to different locations.

Dingle Fishing - Website

Website deadicated to fishing on the Dingle Peninsula region. Guides, Maps, Reports and Images for the magnificent shore fishing available around the Dingle Peninsula.

What Dingle Fishing has to say - " Dingle harbour is somewhere I have fished a lot over the years, many years in fact, and it has rarely let me down. The fish I have had from the harbour are Ray to 12lbs(thornbacks), doggies, bull huss (one only), conger to over 30lbs, bass, mackerel, pollock to over 9lbs, wrasse(ballans) to over 4lbs, flounder and mullet.

For such a small area it has great variety of fishing with beach, marina, creek and rock fishing all available. You can bottom fish, lure fish, float fish or fly fish and you will catch fish on each of these methods, and you can even dig rag and lug here. "

Marine Times Newspaper

Ballymoon Industrial Estate, Kilcar, Co. Donegal

Ireland's Leading Marine Newspaper. The Marine Times Newspaper, established in 1989, provides vital news and information for the Irish fishing, aquaculture and marine industries and supports the communities of Ireland's coastal regions. Available nationwide in all good newsagents monthly.

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