Sea Fishing Charters & Deep Sea Angling in Sligo, Ireland

Sligo and Donegal Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way holds good varied sea fishing grounds from hard reefs, gravel and rocks to sandbanks. We specialize in world class inshore, offshore, light gear, deep sea and game angling. Ewing’s Sea Angling is the #1 rated charter boat in Sligo, know the area better than anyone and can cater for all of your needs.

We have a great advantage of being able to fish Sligo or Donegal Bay, depending on the weather and the fishing, departing from Rosses Point pontoon.

Targeted game fishing trips for sea trout, common skate, tope, blue shark and Giant Bluefin Tuna are available whilst in season. General fishing and evening mackerel trips depart daily by appointment (please make sure you book early!). Other half day, full day and evening fishing trips options are available to try and catch some of Sligo and Donegal Bay’s many fish species.


  • #1 rated charter fishing boat in Sligo
  • Customer Orientated – we catch what you want and are open to special requests
  • Impeccable catch and reporting records (check out our pics!)
  • Family and kids trips
  • Modern Boat with state of the art sonar and fish finding technology
  • Fishing lessons and tips are free of charge for everyone
  • Fully licensed, insured & well maintained boat, skippered by an experienced lifeboat coxswain/mechanic
  • We will not depart in heavy sea or wind conditions
  • Our customers enjoyment is our priority, and we enjoy high volumes of repeat business.
  • The Sarah Marie has an opening access side door for easy embarkation and those BIG catches!
  • Group rates and customizable trips.
  • Larger parties can be accommodated by splitting groups between multiple local boats.
  • The various tackles, lures and equipment required for each species are available for hire on board (Tope/Shark/Skate/Bluefin Tuna rods and reels at extra cost).

Fish Species

Readily caught species include mackerel, pollack, coalfish, cod, ling, red, grey and tub gurnard, all species of wrasse, dogfish, pouting and whiting. All species of ray, dab, flounder, skate, tope and blue shark are available and there are many more not mentioned here! For the big game angler we offer licensed trips to catch Ireland’s premier game fish, the bluefin tuna. If you have any special requests for what you would like to catch on your trip, please let us know.

To make the most out of the ground, and depending on local conditions as well as what species you want to catch, we normally drift or go to anchor. The skipper will call upon his decades of experience in order to give you the best catch rate for exactly what you want. Check out some of the species we catch in our species gallery below.

Sea Fishing in Sligo Species Gallery

Light Gear Sea Angling

Light gear angling & sea fishing in Sligo and Donegal Bay is superb with sometimes fish being caught on every cast. Big pollack are especially great sport on our light spinning gear, come try your luck and witness some screaming reels! We welcome saltwater fly enthusiasts. and light gear anglers are encouraged on every trip. We supply light spinning rods, suitable for beginners and experts as well as sea rods for those who hire tackle from us on all our trips.

Tackle For Hire

The tackle available for hire aboard includes some of the finest killer lures, rigs and terminal tackle bought from different suppliers around the world to ensure you use only the best gear. We have our own custom designed and built soft plastic lures we recommend for spinning. We only use or recommend tackle we have experience of catching with. There are new Abu Garcia & Shakespeare Ugly Stik rods, paired with Penn reels and killer lures to ensure you get the best action from your fish. Lightweight & fun Powerbraid/WSB spin rods are paired with Shimano & Kastking reels, with various lures available for some incredibly fun lightweight spinning action.


Catch ‘n Cook – Catch your Dinner!

Sligo Bay boasts varied fishing grounds filled with plenty of species of fish. We have decades of experience and know the best spots for whatever you want to catch, from flatties to mackerel & shark! The skippers can also arrange to drop you off near some great pubs and restaurants, where you can “cook your catch” on the bbq yourself, or have a top chef cook your catch to perfection as a tasting platter/starter or a meal, and serve it to you whilst you unwind in idyllic surroundings. Catch your dinner & evening mackerel trips depart daily by appointment.


Free fishing lessons and tuition are included as part of our service. We can advise on angling methods, tackle, weights, baits and lures where appropriate. Novices to Experts are Welcome!

I still had the lads ringing me recently saying what a blast they had, and I just keep saying “Thank the skipper”. Cheers for a great day out and no doubt I (we) will be back at some stage in the not-too-distant future.

Ger D, TripAdvisor User