Bass Fishing in Ireland

Ireland’s standing as a mecca for salmon and sea trout fishermen is long established, but its reputation for top-class bass fishing has also grown in the last few years. Thanks to some sensible protection orders and wise stewardship on the part of Ireland’s fishermen, bass stocks in inshore coastal waters are very healthy. From County Wexford in the east, down along the Copper Coast, the southern waters, past Cork and all the way up to Kerry in the south-west, the Emerald Isle can lay claim to some of Europe’s finest bass fishing. From the shore or boat, a variety of methods will score, with fly-fishing for bass and light-tackle lure fishing having become particularly popular in the last few years. Allied to the fishing potential is the sheer natural beauty of this region – a wild, sparsely populated land of remote rocky headlands, sand flats, shingle beaches and verdant hills. Below you’ll find a list of the top Ireland bass fishing guides and a selection of accommodation options…


Photos: Rory Batho