Mackerel, pollack, ling, cod, conger, ray and tope, dogfish and flatfish, bass, mullet and wrasse, flounder and dab can be caught inshore around the Dingle Peninsula. Offshore in deeper water you can catch bigger species such as Shark and Tuna.
For those who have yet to try it, the simple pleasure of a fresh, fat Dingle Peninsula mackerel, grilled or pan-fried is hard to beat.
There are many great fishing marks on the Dingle Peninsula for the shore angler on sandy beaches, rocks, estuaries, quays and piers. Surf fishing spots at Derrymore Strand, Brandon Bay, Ballinrannig Beach and Inch are known for flatfish and bass.
Rock fishing marks for Conger, Wrasse and dogfish can be found at Feohanagh, Brandon Creek and Parkmore Point near Ventry.
Catch and Cook
What better way to finish a day sea fishing than to sit down and tuck into some wonderful fresh fish that you have caught yourself?
For a small extra fee some of the charter boats can arrange to have your catch of the day filleted, prepared and cooked for you in a local restaurant. There is also a local cookery school where you can go fishing then learn how to prepare and cook your catch.
Sustainability & Environment
Sea Anglers and shore anglers are asked to support the conservation measures introduced by Inland Fisheries Ireland and the Sea Fisheries Protection Agency to protect and sustain the variety of fish species off our coast. Anglers are requested to assist charter skippers, where possible, in returning all cartilaginous species (sharks, skates and rays) and other unwanted fish alive to the sea. There are restrictions on species such as sea bass, salmon and blue fin tuna. Boat and shore competitions are also fished on a conservation basis.
Anglers are asked to leave the shore and the ocean as they would hope to find them and to take away all litter and equipment - especially hooks, line or tackle which may be a danger to animals or humans.
All anglers going to sea in small boats (less than 7m) must wear life jackets at all times. On larger charter boats anglers under 16 years of age must wear life jackets at all times and all other anglers on board a charter vessel must have access to a life jacket.
For shore angling and rock fishing please seek local advice on tides and safety.
For more information on sea fishing in Ireland see Fishing in Ireland Website
For more information on Fishing regulations in Ireland please see Fishing Regulations information on the Inland Fisheries Ireland website.