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Deep Sea Angling in Clew Bay

Clew Bay is renowned as one of Europe’s best deep sea angling destinations with an abundance of fish species in its clear, clean waters.   

Whether you are an experienced fisherman or a novice, you will enjoy a great day's Deep Sea Angling with skipper Niall O'Boyle on the MV Innishoo in the scenic surroundings of Clew Bay.   Coastal Zone Services Ltd can offer you the opportunity to catch a wide variety of species including Dogfish, Thornback Ray, Bull Huss, Common Skate, Conger Eel, Mackerel, Tope, Cod, Whiting, Ling, Gurnard, Pollock, Haddock, Blond Ray, Dabs, Plaice, Wrasse, Blue Shark and Coal fish.   Available from May to October, all our expeditions are operated by a commercially qualified skipper.     Accommodation packages can be arranged.


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To ensure a relaxing, stress free day Deep Sea Angling we will provide the following:

  • Lifejackets for each passenger which must be worn at all times whilst on board.
  • Instruction on the basics of fishing for beginners so they can fully participate in the day's activities.
  • Fishing rods and tackle supplied or bring your own gear.
  • Tea and coffee available on board.
  • We can pick up and drop off from most ports between Clew Bay and Achill including Westport, Newport, Mulranny, Roigh, Curraun, Cleggan and Roonah.

Recent Deep Sea Angling Competitions

Annual Paddy Gavin Memorial Inter-Pub Team Competition

The Newport Sea Angling Club held their annual Paddy Gavin Memorial Competion on Sunday June 3rd 2012.   5 anglers on the ‘Innishoo’ took the top 5 prizes in the competition with one other prizewinner on board...read more and view photos


Daniel Peacock Memorial National Junior Angling Competition 2012

For the second year, Coastal Zone Services were pleased to sponsor the Daniel Peacock Memorial / National Junior Angling Competition held by the Newport Sea Angling Club on 8th July 2012.    We had plenty of prize winning anglers aboard the MV Innishoo, with all of the juniors on board being placed. The top prizes went to...read more and view photos

MV Innishoo

  • Cruise speed of 12 - 15 knots.
  • P3 license for 8 Passengers and 1 crew.
  • Fully equipped with all safety equipment to Dept.
  • of Transport requirements.
  • Lifejackets issued to all passengers.
  • Coastal Zone Services holds full marine insurance.
  • GPS and Fish Finder on board.
  • Coastal Zone Services' Boat the MV Innishoo
    Skipper Niall on fishing trip in Clew Bay

    Mv Innishoo skipper - Niall O'Boyle

    Niall has 20 years experience as a charter skipper providing both diving and angling charter services.

    He is a well known and respected skipper on the angling circuit with an in depth knowledge of Clew Bay and surrounding areas including Clare Island, Inisturk Island, Caher Island, Achill Beg and Corraun.

    Niall is a commercially qualified skipper to STCW '95 standard.

    For a detailed list of Niall's qualifications please click here.