Sea Fishing Charters & Deep Sea Angling in Sligo, Ireland

Fishing Sligo and Donegal Bay departing Rosses Point

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

Targeted game fishing trips for sea trout, common skate, tope, blue shark and Giant Bluefin Tuna are available whilst in season and general fishing or evening mackerel trips depart daily by appointment. Other half day, full day and evening fishing trips options are available to try and catch some of Sligo and Donegal Bay’s many species.

Fish Species available with Ewing’s Sea Angling / Sligo Boat Charters

Readily caught species include mackerel, pollack, coalfish, cod, ling, red, grey and tub gurnard, several species of wrasse, dogfish, pouting, whiting, all species of ray, dab, flounder, skate, tope and blue shark and there are many more available for you to try your luck!

To make the most out of the ground, and depending on conditions as well as what species you want to catch, we normally drift or anchor up. 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.


Features include

  • #1 rated charter fishing boat in Sligo
  • Impeccable catch and reporting records (check out our pics!)
  • State of the art sonar and fish finding technology
  • Fully licensed, insured & well maintained boat, skippered by a lifeboat coxswain/mechanic
  • We will not depart in heavy sea or wind conditions. Our customers enjoyment, and their returning custom speaks volumes about our priorities.
  • The Sarah Marie has an opening access side door for easy embarkation and those BIG catches!
  • Group rates and customisable 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).

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 light tackle, come try your luck and witness some screaming reels! We welcome saltwater fly enthusiasts. and light gear anglers are welcome 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 half day and full day trips. Tuition is part of our service and we advise angling methods and lures where appropriate.

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. There are new abu garcia 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 Gunship & Kastking reels, with various lures available in the cabin for some incredibly fun lightweight spinning action. Please remember to tell the skipper what you would like to catch, Sligo Bay holds good varied ground that is home to over 40 readily catchable species and skipper can advise as to what tackle/bait to use, stage of tide, time involved and the best methods to employ.


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 also depart daily by appointment.

Fishing lessons are free of charge! Novices to Experts Welcome!

Discounted rate bar bites/catch ‘n cook options available for customers in a local restaurant after their trip

Truly excellent service from Daryl from beginning to end. Daryl even suggested we take a slight unexpected detour on our return journey to go see the seals, what an amazing experience! Highly recommended!

Rory C, Trip Advisor User

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