Belmullet has two, distinct kinds of fishing to offer; out in the Western Atlantic, or, inside in the huge expanse of the Blacksod Bay. Off Blackrock, the lighthouse stands guard over cod, pollack, coalfish and ling. During the summer months both porbeagle and blue sharks haunt the reefs and, perhaps, autumn might see a mako shark around? Under Slievemore Mountain, on the north side of Achill Island, there are skate, turbot and other flatfish areas.
Inside Blacksod Bay there are marks for rays, plaice, tope, huss and monkfish. The Belmullet Peninsula has many fine shore fishing beaches where many species and the occasional bass are hooked. The inner bay has lugworm beds and crabs are also plentiful.
Fishing out from Killala one has the same species when bottom fishing, with tope providing fast and furious sport. Summertime brings shark to Killala bay. Fish are taken on the drift out from Downpatrick Head. There is plenty to do and see onshore of this rugged North Mayo coast, a visit to the largest Stone Age in the world at Cèide Fields with its intact 5000 year old fossilised landscape is a must!