Fishing and Boating


The Harbour (The Quay), Westport, Co .Mayo. Daily guided tours. Running from May- September. Tel. 087-6066146. 


The Sea Angling grounds of Clew Bay are recognised as being amongst the best in Europe. The inshore waters of Clew Bay offer excellent shallow water angling. Almost every known species of fish existing in Irish waters has, at some time, been recorded in Clew Bay. The Helm on The Quay provides Sea Angling and sightseeing trips of Clew Bay


Boats can be chartered for angling, cruising or exploring some of Clew Bays reputed 365 islands. Telephone: (098) 41562. For angling charter trips. Telephone: (098) 26514 / 64865 /26899.

Information is also available from Tourist Office.


 The fresh water angler is also well catered for with several productive rivers and lakes within easy reach of the town. Salmon, sea trout and brown trout can be found in most rivers, while the larger lakes such as Lough Mask are capable of producing ferox trout and very big pike


 Sailing courses are provided by the many Adventure Tour Companies operating in the area see our link on Adventure Tour Operators for details


 Rosmoney, Westport is the base for Mayo Sailing Club. A picturesque cruising ground exists among the archipelago of islands in the east of Clew Bay. There are slipways at Rosmoney, Westport Quay and Old Head suitable for launching dinghies and trailer-sailers.