Sea Fishing in Ireland
Sea Fishing through the year in Ireland
There is no close season for sea fishing in Ireland so it may be practised all the year round. Those fish which feed throughout the year, such as flounder, cod and coalfish can be fished for in every month. Species such as wrasse, pollack and dogfish, which are most active in the warmer months, have a natural season extending from April to about October. The influence of the Irish climate, as well as the habits of the fish, has to be taken into account.
Sea Angling Seasons
All sea angling is subject to monthly rhythms of high and low water. 'Spring' tides or high winds may put some shore marks out of condition from time to time, and affect boat angling. Coastal winds and waves can render boat fishing unsafe for short periods. However, the shore angler in Ireland will always find sheltered waters available when others are affected by tides or gales.
Bass is a protected species in Ireland and there are some restrictions. Fish under 40cm may not be kept, and there is a bag limit of two fish per angler per day. It is prohibited to fish for bass during their spawning season, 14 May - 14 June.