Eagle Point camping Bantry Bay

Tue Jul 05, 2022 12:53 pm

Heading down to Eagle point campsite in Bantry Bay close to Ballylickey. Staying here for a week from Thursday and will be bring some light spinning gear. Was wondering if anyone has stayed here or fished from this site before? Any advice of what to expect would be very welcome.

Re: Eagle Point camping Bantry Bay

Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:49 am

Hi I have stayed there and fished sheep's head and caught macks and pollock from a deep mark on West Side. It's about 20 mins from Eagle point. Didn't catch anything from campsite but should be pollock at back of camp site. Give them a ring and ask if any fishing on site.

Re: Eagle Point camping Bantry Bay

Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:49 pm

I stay there every year, its convenient for fishing but not all that great. I usually catch Mackerel and Pollock on Kiltys, the Pollock are not all that big compared to the bigger ones you can get further along the Beara Peninsula. My advice would be to drive further along the Beara where the Pollock and Wrasse fishing is exceptional on lures, don't be surprised to get Pollock to 8lb plus from the shore.

Re: Eagle Point camping Bantry Bay

Tue Jul 19, 2022 3:20 pm

I gave fisherman's rock as its called on the site a go several times. Tried soft plastics and mack baits out at distance on second rod. Had no success. I snorkeled a good bit of the area around the site. There was small pockets of corkwing wrasse around and the odd decent ballan wrasse, other than that didn't see much. Left two crab traps out for several days and came back empty apart from few star fish. Not much sign of life around the site unfortunately.