Below are some frequently asked questions regarding recreational fishing. If you have any further queries, please contact us at one of our port offices or at our headquarters in Clonakilty, Co Cork.
In Ireland, recreational sea-fishing comes under the remit of Inland Fisheries Ireland. Please contact Inland Fisheries Ireland for more information.
European fisheries regulations state that unless a Member State has specifically assigned a portion of their annual national quota to sports and recreational fisheries to target these fish no such fishing can take place.
Yes, Statutory Instrument No 31 of 2016 Non-Commercial Pot Fishing (Lobster and Crab) Regulation 2016. This introduced a closed season, a limit on landings of lobster and crab and a limit on pots.
Further information to follow.
If you have any questions, please contact us at one of our port offices or at our headquarters in Clonakilty, Co Cork.
You should contact Inland Fisheries Ireland as they are the responsible agency for recreational sea-fishing in Ireland.
Bass is a specifically protected species under Irish legislation. S.I. 367 of 2007 Bass (Restriction on sale) Regulations 2007 (prohibits sale or offer for sale of bass other than imported bass) and S.I. 230 of 2006 Bass (Conservation of Stocks) Regulations 2006 (prohibits fishing for bass using nets).