Mouth of Ilen River Baltimore West Cork:
Bottom fishing for flounder, dogfish, & occasional Bass. Spinning for Sea Trout at High Water, also float fishing for Mullet.
Float fishing for Mullet at Low Water in Channel beside the main road upstream of Bridge - round Bait with bread flakes.
Season - Salmon: 1st February to 30th September.
This is a medium sized river that drains a catchment of 117 square miles. It boasts good runs of Spring Salmon and Sea-Trout with fish being caught as early as March some years. Its Grilse run begins in June and continues into late July.
Sea trout: 1st February to 12th October.
Daily and Weekly Visitors permits. Excellent fly fishing at night for Sea trout.
Fair to good runs of fish depending on water levels on this small West Cork river. All legitimate angling methods allowed.
Fallons Sports Shop, Skibbereen.
Details of Irish Angling Clubs and Associations
Trafaska Baltimore West Cork:
Spinning for pollack and mackerel at high water. Float fishing for Wrasse.
Barlogue Creek near Loughine:
Bottom fishing and spinning for Conger , Wrasse, Gurnard, occasional Ling, Pollack and Mackerel . Bottom fishing side for Dogfish and Conger also float fishing for Mullet.
Bottom fishing from point for flounder, dogfish, & occasional bass. Low Water to High Water best. Also spinning for sea trout at High Water.
Spinning for Pollack and Mackerel . Float fishing for Wrasse and bottom fishing for Conger .
Sandy Cove near Castletownshend:
Bottom fishing for flatfish and Dogfish at all stages of the tide. Spinning for Pollack on rocks to the west .
Horse Island near Ballydehob West Cork:
Bottom fishing for lesser spotted Dogfish , Bull Huss and Conger in channel . Moving left out of the channel area , flatfish and occasional Ray are taken at low water . Spinning for Coalfish and Pollack on floating tide.
Spinning and bottom fishing for Pollack , flatfish and Dogfish at low water.
Blind Harbour West Cork:
Spinning for Pollack and Mackerel and float fishing for Wrasse. Bottom fishing for flatfish , Dogfish and occasional Ray.
Union Hall West Cork:
Bottom fishing for Flounder and spinning for Mackerel on the ontside of the pier. Late ebb to early flood.
Glandore to Union Hall Road Bridge:
Fishing from bridge for Flounder, Dogfish and Bass. Crab and lugworm best baits. Float fishing for Mullet.
Glandore West Cork:
Bottom fishing for Dogfish, Flatfish and occasional Bass.
Lugworm can be dug on sandy patches between rocks.Good quality black lugworms.
Rineen Union Hall:
Lugworms can be dug in upper reaches of estuary.
Castletownshend West Cork:
Lugworms above pier on eastern side of Estuary.
Union Hall West Cork:
Good lugworm digging below Village. Also clam and Mussel.
Leap West Cork:
Clams can be dug in and to the left hand side of the road.
As well as enjoying the shore fishing on offer in this area, there is also sea fishing to be explored and many more activities and things to do in West Cork