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Sea Fishing

Sea Angling

The unpolluted coastal waters of Northern Ireland make for an unforgettable sea fishing experience.

First timers are usually amazed by the variety of shore, rock and boat fishing opportunities available along the easily accessible coastlines of Counties Londonderry, Antrim and Down - and the variety of species available is second to none.

Sea angling on the Causeway Coast

The Causeway Coast of Country Antrim, running from Portrush down through the famous Glens, offers some excellent sea angling and holds some record catches. Species include Wrasse, Cod, Whiting, Plaice, Flatfish, Turbot, Mackerel, Haddock, Dogfish, Coalfish, Pollack, Flounder and Conger Eels.

Some of the best marks include the 'Blue pool' and various other small pools around Portrush; Dunseverick, Ballintoy, Torr Head (a dangerous, exposed mark that should never be fished alone yet offers the possibility of some outstanding fishing) and rocks around Glenarm. The fish are generally smaller further south as you head towards Larne Lough and Belfast Lough, where there is greater angling pressure, but there is still a good possibilty of bigger fish.

A rod licence is not required for sea angling. For more information please visit DCAL Angling.

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