Bangor Erris has become renowned for its premier angling, throughout Ireland and Europe. The area attracts fishermen from all over the world. The Bangor Erris Angling club was established in 1970. The club waters include a stretch of the Owenmore River, which runs through Bangor Erris, and Carrowmore Lake, located just on the outskirts of Bangor Erris. They have both, without doubt, become some of the most productive salmon and sea trout fisheries in Ireland.
Béal an Mhuirthead / Belmullet & coastline of Erris
Belmullet Sea Angling
01/01/1970 - 01/01/1970
Belmullet is renowned as one of the best sea angling centres in Ireland. The open waters of the wild Atlantic Ocean are a haven for anglers in fine weather, while the bays at Blacksod and Broadhaven are sheltered and equally productive. At least 36 species of game fish are caught regularly in the region. Charter boats are available in the region and the knowledge of the local skippers is well beyond the realms of expectation. The Belmullet Sea Angling Club have been running a very popular international sea angling festival every year for over 40 years.
The Glenamoy River is renowned for its stocks of salmon and sea trout. It has very rich spawning grounds on the upper section of the river, and it is classed as a late river, meaning that fishing goes on up to early October. Access has been improved with an extensive bush clearance programme and with stiles & footbridges throughout the length of the fishery. Angling pools have been excavated and wheelchair access has also been provided.