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angling and fishing in wexford


Clayton Whites Hotel provides the perfect base to explore the excellent fishing on offer in Wexford, allowing you to experience Wexford’s beautiful coastline and its array of wildlife and fishing species.

Kilmore Quay and South Wexford are considered to be centres of fishing excellence due to the quality of angling, facilities available and infrastructure.

Enjoy early morning expeditions as the sun rises; in peace, tranquillity and solitude away from the maddening crowds. Sea & shore angling, charter fishing trips, bass fishing, river fishing and fishing lakes are among the vast array of angling options available to you in Wexford.

Wexford Harbour

Wexford Harbour comprises of the large body of estuarine water located between Raven Point to the North and Rosslare Point to the South where the Slaney and smaller Sow Rivers enter the sea. The harbour is sheltered and shallow and contains several species of fish.


The stretch of coastline from Ballinesker to Raven Point is best accessed via the R743 from Curracloe village. It is mainly a spring and autumn fishery. In springtime bass, smoothound and flounder should be the target species with codling dabs, whiting and dogfish available in winter.

Cahore Point

Cahore which can be accessed off the R742 Gorey to Wexford Road at Ballygarret, is an increasingly popular small boat fishing centre.


Pollshone lies just south of Courtown. The best fishing is to be found from the rocks on the southern side of the beach. Bass flounder, eels, dogfish and an occasional smoothound are among the species to be found.

Burrow Shore and Rosslare Strand

Rosslare Strand (which includes the Burrow Shore) is located between Rosslare Point and Rosslare Harbour. To reach the Point drive straight through the village of Rosslare until the vast expanse of Wexford Harbour is seen. Road conditions will deteriorate and care should be taken with cars especially when fishing a spring tide. Drive towards the dune restoration area and park beyond the tide line. This area provides fishing from the point and groynes for bass, flounder, smoothound and tope.

St. Helens & Ballytrent

St. Helens and Ballytrent strands are located between Greenore Point and Carne. Greenore Point lies three miles east of the village of Kilrane and is the most easterly point of Co. Wexford. Fishing is over very rough ground for bass and dogfish. Flounder can be taken in the sandy patches.


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