Sea Angling with Spiddal Angling School

Sea Fishing

Spiddal’s beautiful coastal landscape doesn’t just provide a magnificent backdrop for sea angling, it forms a vital part of the sport itself. Just try angling in the surf of any sandy Spiddal beach…catching mullet in the picturesque harbours…or fishing wrasse (rock fish), mackerel, pollock in the craggy coastline and you’ll see what we mean!

Ireland has another great advantage. Warm water from the Gulf stream brings a wide range of visiting species to our shore. Irish water also supports many cold water species like flounder, cod and coal fish. All in all, the sea angler has astounding choice and the opportunity to fish all year round.

The stocks of bass off the coast of Galway are now in recovery. A small number are caught each year while fishing for other species and a big improvement in the bass population is expected in years to come.

At Spiddal Angling School, we offer a wide range of courses to cater for the beginner and improver, including guided fishing trips daily for the experienced angler. Courses are provided for all ages.

Tackle assembly and basic casting technique for the beach caster is covered in the course, all tackle is provided. We will teach you how to fish for pollock, mackerel, coalfish and flatfish. Fishing is at its best from May to October.


Maoinithe ag Rialtas na hÉireann faoin bPlean Forbartha Náisiúnta, 2007-2013. Funded by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan 2007-2013.

Fuair an togra seo tacaíocht deontais ó Chlár Forbartha Tuaithe Chomhar na nOileán Teo atá maoinithe ag Rialtas na hÉireann faoin bPlean Forbartha Náisiúnta na hÉireann 2007-2013 agus ag Ciste Talmhaíochta na hEorpa don Fhorbairt Tuaithe: Infheistiú á dhéanamh ag an Eoraip i gCeantair Tuaithe. This project received grant aid from Comhar na nOileán Teo's Rural Development Programme which is financed by the Irish Government under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2007-2013 and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in Rural Areas.

Contact Spiddal Angling School, Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland. Telephone: +353 91 553510. Mobile: 087 6405601. Email:
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