Fishing & Sea Angling

For decades, fishing was the primary industry in Roundstone. With it's naturally sheltered harbour and easy access to the open waters, it was a fishing village for much of the last two centuries. Now however, the commercial fishing industry has changed a lot over the years and it is not the prominent base that it used to be. It still has a small fishing fleet concentrating mainly on Cod, Haddock, Plaice, Crab, Shrimp and Lobster. It can offer plenty of good coastal fishing sites along its rocky and sandy shoreline.

Roundstone harbour has an abundance of Mackerel shoals in the summer. Dog’s Bay and Gurteen beaches are good for flatfish while the headland further out offers good fishing for Pollack, Gurnard and Conger Eel. A boat can be chartered for a days fishing from the harbour in Roundstone village and will bring you to excellent Cod, Ling, Ray, Mackerel, Wrasse, Turbot, Dogfish and even Shark locations.

There are numerous rivers and lakes around Roundstone which offer the fresh water angler opportunities to catch Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Eels. Permits have to be obtained in order to fish some of the lakes and rivers, more information can be found at G. Stanley & Son, Market Street, Clifden.


Sea Angling Charters on board The Lady Marilyn

Why not enjoy a day out fishing?

Take a short trip and visit the nearby islands. You can enjoy a day of birdwatching or seal watching can also be arranged.
Charter a boat by the day or have a leisurely evening cruise on the sheltered waters around our coast.

A 40ft Lochin with twin 350hp Volvo engines. Full Irish Department of the Marine Safety Certificate. Licensed to carry 12 anglers plus 2 crew. All the latest “Furno” electronics including colour plotter, radar fish finder and VHF Radio.

Fishing trips suitable for all

Weekly, weekends, daily or evening charter available. Two or three day trip to the Aran Islands or to Inishbofin a speciality. Daily Sailings at 10am and return at 6pm. Evening trips 6.30pm and return at 9pm, depending on demand.

Contact: Pat Conneely
Telephone: +353 (0)95 35952
Mobile: +353 (0)86 8305952