Sea fishing in North Mayo is particularly popular in Killala, which is located directly on the Atlantic Ocean. The city itself has a long history that goes back a long way. One of the numerous witnesses is the ancient round tower, which still dominates the skyline from the center of the city.
The port of Killala is protected in the Killala Bay, which is known to anglers for its fertile waters and is one of the main reasons for the great popularity of sea fishing in Killala. In addition to the great abundance of fish, charter boats are also anchored in the harbor, with which you can go out to sea and marvel at its breathtaking beauty.
Killala Bay is one of the best fishing spots in Ireland with a wide range of fishing spots and species. Deep sea fishing off the coast of Killala is a unique experience for every angler visiting.
For all adventurers, we recommend exploring the area known as The Flags in Kilcummin, which can be reached via an old route in the north of the area. Local fishermen recommend the area as “an ideal place for spin fishing of pollack and mackerel”.
Lacken Strand is known for its unspoiled, natural beauty and also offers a very special kind of fishing experience: through the nearby Lacken Pier, anglers have access to an extraordinarily fertile fishing area.
The stunning Downpatrick Head is another popular spot for sea anglers, but due to its location it is only accessible/safe in good weather. The nearby Ballycastle Beach, however, offers permanently safe and protected opportunities for coastal fishing. Insider tip: The best spot is below the parking lot between the freshwater stream and the reef.
A list of ghillies and boat rentals can be found here.