An Irish Anglers World

Online since April 2010, An Irish Anglers World provided up until year end 2016 a real time view of rod and line fishing in Ireland through the eyes  and experience of an Irish angler who is still passionate about their sport. Sadly, during the short  lifetime of this site Ireland has diminished as an angling destination due to environmental decline, fresh water enrichment, habitat destruction and commercial over fishing at sea, much of the aforementioned underpinned by Government policy. Once the envy of many European countries as a wild place delivering exceptional opportunities for the thinking angler, objective experience over a 47 year period enables An Irish Angler to paint a colourful, entertaining and sometimes controversial picture of Irish rod and line fishing, how it was, is now and could be again if future corrective action is taken promptly by the citizenry and Government alike.

More about an Irish Angler

An Introduction to Beach Casting.

Beach casting off a Co. Wexford strand for dabs, flounder and codling. Based on forty productive years swinging a lead off Irish beaches from Co. Wicklow south and west to Co. Kerry, this article aimed at novice beach anglers and people interested in taking up the pursuit hopes to break down the requirements necessary for successful and enjoyable beach fishing into first principles: Further details, read on…….

Marine Conservation.

A key reason for setting up the original “An Irish Anglers World” website in January 2008 was to highlight serious marine conservation issues which had become all too apparent. Ten years on, even allowing for recent EU reforms, the situation at national and international level has not improved with the graph still heading inexorably downwards, this writers angling diary a testament to that statement:  Read on for more details…

Fishing Diary

June 28th, 2019

Paradise Lost or How to Wreck a Fishery within Five Years

I first cast a line on the Beara peninsula in May 2005, close to the Dursey cable car, a 32..Read more

August 14th, 2018

High Tide Tigers

“There’s mackerel showing north of the point and I’ve had a few bass and a nice sea trout to kilty..Read more

October 12th, 2017

Return to Beara: Pollack Five Ways

Driving into Glengarriff around lunchtime I pulled up adjacent to the tidal pool in front of the hotel just in..Read more

January 4th, 2017

Lightening Does Pike Twice

A slight tremor on the rod tip caught my eye, dip, dip, line peels slowly from the bobbin then stops..Read more