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Baltimore enjoys some of the most varied sea angling in IrelandBaltimore enjoys some of the best and most varied sea angling in Ireland, starting with the pollack and mackerel that shoal around the mouth of the harbour. Deep sea angling centres on the really big fish found a little farther offshore, where large skate, cod, conger, ling and other fish haunt the many reefs and wrecks. The Stags and the Fastnet Rock are two well-known local marks. Sharks are plentiful during summer and Baltimore is an established centre for shark fishing, which is all done on a ‘tag and release’ basis. A highlight of the angling calendar is the Baltimore Deep Sea Angling Festival which takes place every year at the end of August.

There are fully equipped and licensed sea angling charter boats operating from Baltimore, while the shelter of the islands makes this a great venue for small boat fishing, too. Small craft can be launched easily from the public slipways and can also be hired locally. For shore angling there are a number of local rock marks, and the famous bass beaches of West Cork are only a short distance away. Freshwater fishermen will find sea trout and salmon in the Ilen river above Skibbereen. Shepperton (Shreelane) Lake, a picturesque stocked fishery by the Cork road, holds a good head of rainbow trout and some serious pike, with boats available for hire at the lakeside.

Abundant blue shark are a main attraction for sea anglers Baltimore is a top centre for big common skate Cod are among the many fish the sea angler can expect

Lady Reb

Tel: 086 301 4971

Come aboard the Lady Reb and experience the thrills of fishing the waters of West Cork


Tel: 086 824 0642

Fast Offshore 105 licensed charter boat. Deep sea angling, shark fishing and wreck fishing. Also pelagic birdwatching, diving charters, whale and wildlife watching.


Tel: 028 20511

Offshore 125 hardboat with divers’ lift or rhib for diving, snorkelling, whale-watching & angling. Shop and rental with nitrox/air and IDEST service station.

Baltimore Diving Centre

Tel: 028 20300

For the experienced diver or someone new to the sport, everything you need including self-catering apartments on site, lecture room and all diving facilities.


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