Westport - the fishing begins - anywhere!

M.V. 'White Seahorse'The Charter Boats
The Westport area has first class charter boats and experienced skippers and offers some of the best fishing form this area, see below.

M.V. 'White Seahorse'
M.V. 'White Seahorse'A 36ft Bullet with 300hp Ford engine owned by The Helm. The 'White Seahorse' is fully fitted with modern safety and navigational aids and is certified by the Department of Marine. They specialise in searching out big fish. Skate are the quarry, our picture shows a 170 pounder, one of five taken on the same day!

In '98, the White Seahorse boated a huge 180lb common skate by a member of the Northern Bank Sea Angling Club, from Ulster.

Here on the Atlantic coast, Ireland has one of its finest fishing areas. Clew Bay, with hundreds of islands breaking the water surface, providing a hiding place to fish in all but the worst weather. A few miles out from the bay lies Clare Island. Here the fishing is more rugged, in many ways matching the tremendous seascape that County Mayo provides as a backdrop to a day's angling.

Westport has a reputation for hosting many International Sea Angling Festivals over many years and it rarely fails to produce a huge skate or large, squat monkfish for the contestants. Westport skippers operate a conservation policy. Skate, monkfish, tope and bullhuss are weighed, photographed and returned to the sea. Without doubt this far-sighted policy has helped to maintain the quality of Clew Bay sea angling.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Clew Bay Hotel, James Street, WestportClew Bay Hotel, James Street, Westport
A newly refurbished, family run hotel in the heart of Westport, a bustling market town. All 52 bedrooms are ensuite with a host of facilities including multi-channel TV, hairdryer, trouser press, telephone, internet access and a complimentary beverage tray. .

Hotel facilities include the hot spot for entertainment - Maddens Bar, and two dining venues, Le Bistro at Maddens for lunches and dinners, and the Riverside Restaurant for evening meals.

The Riverside Restaurant, overlooking the Carrowbeg River, offers imaginative menu where fresh, local seafood, meat and fresh vegetables are at the heart of its traditional cuisine. Choose from the dinner menu or the extensive á la Carte. Better still challenge the chef by catching your own meal while sea angling or game fishing. He’ll relish the challenge and you’ll love the result.

The contemporary style of Maddens Bar attracts visitors and locals alike. Specially commissioned fused glass windows bring dancing light right through the bar. Traditional music, chat and salsa are all on offer for hotel guests and visitors. Sports fans are well catered for with two wide screen plasma TVs. Premiership and league soccer matches as well as big GAA games are all shown.

Le Bistro is a classy restaurant serving seafood, traditional roasts and some continental classics.  Its stylish design is a perfect foil for the adjoining Maddens Bar.

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Riverbank House, Westport, County MayoRiverbank House, Westport, County Mayo
The guesthouse is situated 1½ miles out from Westport on the road to Louisburgh. Mrs O'Malley's spacious accommodation has 8 bedrooms, 6 en-suite and two standard. There are cheerful open fires and central heating throughout. This guesthouse is perfectly placed for deepsea anglers leaving from Westport Quay and as a starting point for Shorefishers who fish the beaches and bays along outer Clew Bay.

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Harbour Mill, Westport
Harbour Mill receptionA beautifully reconstructed 18th Century cut stone mill comprising Fáilte Ireland approved 4-star luxury self-catering apartments. The apartments are situated in the fashionable Quay area, a short distance from Westport town centre.

Contemporary in design, they offer stylish and modern accommodation. Each apartment has a spacious open plan kitchen with a dining and living area. Master bedrooms are en suite, whilst second bedrooms have access to a guest bathroom. Each apartment includes direct dial telephone, multi-channel TV, electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and hairdryer. Exceptional facilities include a 24-hour Reception, secure car park, Captain's Lounge & Wine Bar, Kiddies Corner & babysitting service, on-site sauna, steam room & Jacuzzi and complimentary access to a swimming pool and fully-equipped gym.

Anglers will find the drying room facility and storage area for fishing equipment particularly helpful. A Shore Thing, Mayo’s newest fishing tackle shop, is located next door. Fishing boat trips can be arranged on request.

Activities in the area are rich and varied. There is a superb choice and range of activities available, including the nearby championship parkland and links golf courses, surfing, sailing, horse riding and island-hopping in Clew Bay. The more adventurous can climb Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain. There really is something for everyone.

Harbour Mill bedroomHarbour Mill kitchen & dining areaHarbour Mill apartmentHarbour Mill Kiddies CornerHarbour Mill on-site sauna, steam room & Jacuzzi

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The Helm, Westport QuayThe Helm, Westport Quay
The Helm is situated on the quay-side overlooking Westport Harbour. It makes a superb base for your angling holiday. The Helm has nine luxury, 3 star apartments over the new bar and restaurant. Guests can choose between self-catering and bed & breakfast accommodation. The apartments are 1, 2 and 3 bedroom capacity, all with en-suite facilities and TV. Each 3-bedroom apartments has a magnificent view of the harbour. Guests of The Helm have free use of the new Leisure Centre and swimming pool adjacent to The Helm.

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Killary House, Distillery Road, WestportKillary House, Distillery Road, Westport
A family run guesthouse within walking distance of all amenities with off-street private parking. All rooms are en-suite, with TV radio and beverage making facilities. Close by are many restaurants and pubs with traditional music available nightly. Killary House and the Hyland family assure all visitors of a warm welcome to Westport.

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