Westport/ Newport

Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:20 pm

Hi All,

In Castlebar at the minute and have brought the spinning rod with me. The father in law is keen to wet a line. Anyone have any tips or where to head out the Westport or Newport direction? We’re hoping to target bass but would happily take a mackerel or pollock.

Not expecting any secret marks but any help is highly appreciated.


Re: Westport/ Newport

Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:18 am

Just an update to this and for the benefit of anyone who happens to come across it through the search bar:

Ended up fishing out on Achill Island at a mark half way between Corraun and Mullaranny. An absolutely amazing piece of coastline which I’d be more than to blank at (which I did!). But thankfully there were two of us there fishing with spinning gear. Ended up throwing up a fairly large ballan wrasse and a small pollock.

There was a guy beside us who arrived in a wet suit with a spear gun! He come out of the water after 20 minutes with a ballan wrasse of his own for dinner.