Local Fishing In Westport
Game and coarse fishing are widely available to the enthusiast in the lakes and rivers around the town. Boats, ghillies and equipment can be booked locally. There are eleven coarse fishing lakes within a leisurely drive of Westport town, all holding Bream, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Eel, Pike and Roach/Bream hybrids. Licenses are essential for Trout and Salmon fishing, let us know in advance and we will be delighted to organise this for you.
For the amateur, the Carrowbeg River, which runs through the centre of Westport, is stocked every year thereby assisting the luck of those who just want to try their hand. Westport Harbour hosts the Westport International Sea Angling Festival, one of the oldest competitions on the Sea Angling calendar in Ireland.
Several purpose-built boats are available for hire by groups or individuals and leave the harbour daily, bound for the rich fishing waters of Clew Bay. The relatively calm inshore waters among the islands can be fished for Ray, Bull Huss, Monkfish, Dogfish and occasional Tope. Excellent boat fishing over reefs and sand banks: are available and the species you can expect to see include Cod, Coalfish, Pollack, Ling, Whiting and Turbot. For further general information visit
The Great Western Lakes of Galway and Mayo are recognised as some of the greatest wild Brown Trout fishing in the world. Loughs Corrib, Mask, Carra and Conn are within easy drive of Westport town. The quality of game angling in the region is quite exceptional. Visitors fishing for Salmon and Trout in a natural, undisturbed habitat will enjoy a unique experience.
Fresh Water Angling
The fresh water angler is also well catered for with several productive rivers and lakes within easy reach of Westport. Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout can be found in most rivers, while the larger lakes such as Lough Mask are capable of producing Ferox Trout and very big Pike. There is free fishing for children on the Carrowbeg River which flows through the town. For further information visit Western Regional Fisheries Board website.
For Sea Fishing in Westport contact Vincent Keogh HERE