Courtmacsherry - 'the jewel of West Cork'

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Shark and deep-sea angling
Courtmacsherry offers a variety of sea angling opportunity from wreck fishing, possibly over the hulk of the mighty 'Lusitania' which went down in the first world war with great loss of life, to shark fishing out in the warmed water of the North Atlantic Drift or even in the bay. In the bay of Courtmacsherry one can catch; ling, skate, dogs, conger, coalfish, thornies, whiting, electric ray, pollock, wrasse, haddock, garfish, and of course plenty of mackerel for bait.  It is 30 minutes out to the shark grounds and the 'Lusitania' is only 40 minutes steaming.

Shark and deep-sea angling

Courtmacsherry can offer excellent shore fishing. There is both salmon and sea trout fishing available, on daily permit basis, in the local rivers which are only a few miles away.  The town has three lively pubs, with music in one or another most summer evenings.

Courtmacsherry Angling CentreCourtmacsherry Angling Centre..... the boats
Mark Gannon operates two, purpose built 12 metre Aqua Stars, 'Lady Patricia' and 'Lady Louise', powered by 375hp engines giving a cruising speed of 18 knots. Both boats are Department of Marine licensed and insured and carry the latest electronic and safety equipment.

The boats are designed to get the angler to the fishing grounds in safety and comfort. Shark fishing is just 30 minutes steaming, while one can be fishing on the largest wreck off Ireland's coast, the Lusitania, in just 40 minutes.

Accommodation at the Angling Centre, CourtmacsherryAccommodation at the Angling Centre, Courtmacsherry
Woodpoint GuestHouse, the 18th century residence of Mark and Patricia Gannon, is just outside the village. It nestles in a picturesque location, 30 acres of woodland, overlooking the sea. All rooms are en-suite and have central heating and washing facilities.

There is TV and video at your disposal also located on site is a tackle and drying room. Meals are served to suit the angling guests. Dinner and packed lunches are available on request.

Ref. Holiday A56