Ireland is a fish-heaven just because of the fact that there are so many kinds of species swimming in the Irish waters all year round. No wonder it is one of most popular fishing destination in the world!
Bass is the most sought after fish in Ireland. Black Bass includes the entire range of Bass fish like Pike, Muskellunge, Perch, Trout, Carp, Salmon, and Sunfish. Getting a hold of Atlantic Salmon is every fishermen’s dream!
A very popular sport fish with wreck and reef anglers. They come in pretty colors like pink and orange. They have long tapered bodies with small scales. Pink lings are of an extremely high value to all kinds of fishermen. This also happens to be the reason ‘Lings’ are at a risk of over fishing.
There are five species of shark found in Irish coastal waters: Mako, Thresher, Six Gilled, Porbeagle and the Blue. One can exclusively find Porbeagle and the Blue in the northern region while the others are accidental catches. If you are eyeing a shark, prescribing your fishing goals to summer months certainly improves your chances of holding one!
Flounders occur in fresh water in the sea. A very popular fish among sport fishermen, swims in large numbers in the northern part of the Ireland.
A prized possession among Irish sea anglers, Turbots are the member of flatfishes. They have a diamond shaped body which can grow up to forty pounds in weight. They are extremely beautiful in their size and shape.
Pollack is another popular sport fish. If looking for Pollack, focus on fishing in areas of reefs, sunken wrecks and rough ground.
Available for both boat angling and shore fishing, Cods are available throughout the year. They can grow up to fifty pounds which can make them an interesting catch!