Sea Fishing in Easky and Iniscrone
Easky is a fishing village on the southern shore of County Sligo, facing the open sea to the east of Lenadoon Point which marks the entrance to Killala Bay. Its name in Irish translates as ‘fishes’ and it is a good centre for a number of stands along the rocky coastline. Easky has a caravan park as well as B&B accommodation. There are excellent tackle dealers in Ballina and chartered boats are available at Rosses Point and Killala.
The quay provides bottom fishing for conger, float fishing for wrasse and spinning for pollack, best at high water. At high water, the two rocky points, Lenadoon Point to the west and Carrownabinna to the east, offer wrasse, coalfish, pollack and a possibility of conger. Kilrusheighter Strand, 7 miles (11 km) east of Easky has surf fishing for dogfish and flounder, with a possibility of tope: best on a flood tide and especially at the mouths of streams. Bait can be collected near Inishcrone where lugworm and clam are plentiful in the sand flats to the south-east.
Species include blue shark, tope, ray, pollack, cod and ling. Large hake turn up from time to time, with the record for the area being 22 lb (10 kg) and specimen blue shark have been taken. Inishcrone Inishcrone is a popular seaside resort with a small fishing harbour, some rocky shore to the north and a beautiful strand to the south. It lies within the great bay of Killala, at the mouth of the River Moy. There are excellent tackle dealers in Ballina. The nearest licensed chartered boats are based at Killala.
The pier provides bottom fishing for conger, dogfish and ocasional ray, float fishing for wrasse and spinning for coalfish, mackerel and pollack. The strand is good for surf fishing, particularly in autumn, for dab, flounder and dogfish and occasional sea trout. The Moy Estuary nearby has excellent sea trout.
Killala Bay, usually approached from the west side, is famous for its specimen fish and supplied the Irish record John Dory, together with specimen blue shark, grey, red and tub gurnard, ling and pollack. Other species include coalfish, cod, conger, ray, skate, tope and turbot.