With inland rivers and lakes aplenty and a coastline that stretches a long distance along the Atlantic Ocean, Galway is the perfect destination for both freshwater and sea fishing. With tranquil surroundings, breathtaking mountain ranges, and stunning seascapes, fishing in Galway is a spectacular experience and truly an angler’s dream.

With an extensive inland fishery throughout Galway and the long-stretching coastline of Galway Bay, there is a whole variety of fish species to be found, ranging from Brown Trout, Sea Trout, Salmon, Pollock, Cod, Bass, Flatfish, Mackerel, and much more. Due to the ideal conditions and habitats, Galway is most famous as a destination for Brown Trout and Salmon fishing.

Its lakes make it a popular destination for fly fishing and, as a result, often attract anglers from all over the world for the popular Mayfly hatch from mid-May to mid-June. If Sea Angling is more of your interest, then, aside from shore fishing, you can find many licensed boat operators based out of Galway, which you can find listed below. So what are you waiting for? Get the rods and flies at the ready and away you go.