The Sea Angling grounds of Clew Bay in Mayo are recognised as being among the best in Europe. The inshore waters of Clew Bay offer excellent shallow water angling. Boats can be chartered for angling, cruising or exploring some of Clew Bays reputed 365 islands. For further information visit The Helms website.
Fresh Water Angling
The fresh water angler is also well catered for with several productive rivers and lakes within easy reach of Westport. Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout can be found in most rivers, while the larger lakes such as Lough Mask are capable of producing Ferox Trout and very big Pike. There is free fishing for children on the Carrowbeg River which flows through the town. For further information visit Western Regional Fisheries Board website. wrfb.ie
Game and Coarse Fishing
Game and coarse fishing are widely available to the enthusiast in the lakes and rivers around Westport. Boats, ghillies and equipment can be booked locally. There are eleven coarse fishing lakes within a leisurely drive of Westport town, all holding bream, roach, rudd, perch, eel, pike and roach/bream hybrids. Licenses are necessary for trout and salmon fishing.