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.
The clear waters of Erris provide great visibility for divers, and also makes it safe for novices. Experience the underwater world of Erris with Dive West – explore the fantastic reefs and walls flourishing with marine life. Diving around the islands off the coast of the Mullet Peninsula is memorable – with walls of jewel anemones and shoals of fish seen regularly. For a truly spectacular diving experience, contact Dive West. Skipper Seán Lavelle’s grandparents lived on the Inis Gés, so he will be able to tell you many tales about the history of the deserted islands. After fishing the clear blue waters of Erris with skipper Seán, discover how to clean, fillet and barbecue your catch of the day! Catering for deep-sea anglers, diving parties and day-trippers to the islands, Seán has two boats, called ‘The Doloree’ and ‘The Kea’. Taking a boat trip with Seán to explore the sheer beauty and ruggedness of the coast off the Mullet Peninsula is a truly memorable experience.
The Geraghty family from the Brú Chlann Lir B&B offer chartered sea angling trips and sightseeing trips to the deserted Inis Gé islands. Whether you are fishing or simply exploring, it will be an adventurous boat trip that you will never forget.
To reach the idyllic island of Inis Bigil (Inishbiggle) - one of the discovery points of the Wild Atlantic Way - from Doran’s Point in Ballycroy, contact Leneghan Ferries to enquire about the daily sailings.
Learn how to sail on a catamaran or try your hand at kayaking and windsurfing with UISCE - a unique activity centre that teaches watersports through the Irish language. From turf to surf – learn how to ride the waves with the centre has been attracting students from all over the country for over 21 years and also provides day sessions for adults and families.
Discover all about the pirate and smuggling history of the hideaway bay of Béal a’ Creachaire (Bay of the Plunderer) while sailing on a catamaran with the knowledgeable Séamus Butler, the founder of the club.