- Co. Galway
For a county with an enormous coastline, Galway is very unexplored in
terms of sea angling. Perhaps this is because it is so famous for
the game fishing on the Corrib, Cara and other trout lakes, but for
whatever reason a sea-angler can find himself spoilt for choice in Co.
Galway! The most extraordinary and true story about fishing in
Ireland concerns a young man, paddling in the sea and spinning for
mackerel. Having caught one and reeled it in, he left it
swimming between his naked feet in the water while he fiddled with the
rod. Suddenly the reel exploded and he looked down just in time
to see a small tope disappear off with his mackerel! He was in
less than two feet of clear water at the time... and was using very
light tackle, during the sunny weather!
So far we've
only been able to locate just a few boats, but there are plenty more!