Ballycotton - where it all began!
  So many possibilities!
Ballycotton is found between Youghal and Cobh Harbour on the south coast of County Cork. A non-tidal harbour allows access at all stages of tide. Skipper Peter Manning can reach most of his favourite marks in 20-40 minutes from the harbour. The ground is variable, fishing over sand, coral and rocky ledges account for a wide variety of species.  For many years Ballycotton has been a successful shark fishing port. The 'blues' aren't big nowadays, but a conservation policy may go some way to ensure future shark fishing for Ireland.

The Charter Boats
At Ballycotton you will find our charter boats are first class, these are experienced skippers and offer some of the best fishing form this area, see below.

The M.V. 'Cleona'
The M.V. 'Cleona'Skippered by Peter Manning, nominated for 'Sea Angler' Deep Sea Angling Skipper monthly award, the 'Cleona' is a very successful boat. This 36ft Ocean Tramp, with a 120hp engine, has full safety equipment and is insured and licensed for 12 persons.

Peter specialises in fishing with conservation always in mind, also tagging and releasing blue sharks, about 70 each year return to the sea. The backbone of his anglers' catches are specimen ling, pollock, cod, whiting and congers. Winter months, early November to late February, provide hake, big cod and coalfish.


At Ballycotton we proudly offer the following accommodation, all at very affordable prices.

Bayview Hotel, Ballycotton, County CorkBayview Hotel, Ballycotton, County Cork
Overlooking miles of spectacular coastline, the harbour and unspoilt village of Ballycotton, Bayview Hotel makes the perfect accommodation for your sea angling holiday. Ballycotton was made famous in the annals of sea fishing in the early part of the last century when members of the Dreadnought and British Sea Angling Club made annual pilgrimages to fish the productive seas off East Cork.

The hotel has 35 luxurious bedrooms, each enjoying a view over the sea, with direct-dial telephones, television, en-suite bathrooms and beverage making facilities. The restaurant offers a menu based entirely on fresh produce, which provides dishes dishes having a balance between flavour, texture and presentation....a tribute.....a to the chef.

Many sports and interests can be fulfilled within a few miles of the hotel. There are 6 golf courses, an inspiring Ballycotton cliff walk, miles of sandy beaches, a noted bird watching area at Ballinamona, many equestrian centres offering both lessons and trekking. Stephen Pearce's world renowned pottery is close by as are many heritage centres that explain the history and culture of the county.

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