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Fishing in Ireland
Coarse Fishing in Ireland

Coarse Fishing in Ireland

Ireland offers a great fishing holiday experience with wild waters, a variety of species plus scenic locations.

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angler feeder fishing big lake/

Baz Smith Fishing in Ireland

Sweatcorn red maggots and worms for fishing in Ireland/


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angler holds twenty pound pike in northern ireland/

Gord Burton with a Great Pike Catch

angler standing in river holding a keep net with fish/
John Horsey and Baz Smith holding fishes caught in Ireland/

John Horsey and Baz Smith Enjoying Ireland Catches

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DesTaylor holding a Bream in Ireland/

DesTaylor and Bream in Ireland


Anglers World Holidays are the number one fishing holiday operator to Ireland. Our friendly and helpful staff are here to talk to you by telephone and answer your questions. It is good to talk and we are here to listen and assist so do give us a call on 01246 221717. Our selection and choice of ferry routes and accommodations is unrivalled, and our ABTA BONDED financial guarantee gives you complete confidence.

Our trading policy for over four decades is to provide great holidays at amazing value prices. Our buying power ensures we can offer you an inclusive holiday invariably far cheaper than when you make your own arrangements.

Ferries are now booking for 2023. Flexible fares - so book early to get the best ferry rates. Fares will increase throughout the year and are subject to change at any time. 

Getting to Ireland - Ferries sail several times a day from the UK. Stena Line have the widest choice of routes, sailing from Holyhead, Fishguard, and Cairnryan, with a variety of conventional ferries. They also offer sailings from Liverpool (Birkenhead) and Belfast with huge vessels that carry a mix of freight and car passengers.
Irish Ferries concentrate on sailings from Holyhead and Pembroke with conventional car ferries and a fast craft (Swift) from Holyhead to Dublin.

Please note ferry companies are carrying out increased security checks and we require all passengers’ full names and dates of birth in order to make a ferry booking. Vehicle details are also required (make, model, registration number, height and length of vehicle).

Anglers World Holidays are proud to support the fishing competitions ran by Nick & Susan Seddon. We are currently arranging travel and accommodation packages, so to fish the BEST matches in Northern Ireland, call us today on 01246 221717. Please note these are very popular events and places will book up early.

Upcoming Competitions Include: Fermanagh Feeder Classic and the Erne Lakeland Cup.

Nick and his father Kenny are renowned match anglers with a wealth of experience fishing throughout Ireland. Based in Co Fermanagh now for many years, Nick carefully selects the best fishing areas when pegging his matches, which always attract a full complement of anglers. You only have to look at the weights per angler per day to understand why. Nicks events consistently produce some of the highest average weights of any match event.

Anglers World Holidays are Nick’s preferred tour operator and we will create individual sail drive packages to suit each anglers’ requirements. We will offer the best ferry/accommodation package and will register all clients with Nick as the organiser.

Irish Bait & Tackle - Telephone to order your bait at least a week before arrival.
Telephone: 00353 49 9526258 or mobile 00353 8777 24029 (Catherine).

Passports: There is no requirement for Irish and British citizens to carry passports when travelling within the Common Travel Area. However, many air and sea carriers require some form of identification and some carriers regard a passport as the only valid identification. Immigration authorities may also require you to have valid official photo-identification, which shows your nationality.

Driving: You need to take your Great Britain or Northern Ireland driving licence with you to drive abroad. You also need to take your logbook (V5C) and your insurance certificate. If you are taking a vehicle abroad that you have hired or leased in the UK, you will need a VE103 certificate.

Make sure you follow overseas driving rules, including local speed limits and drink driving laws. You may be breaking the law and get a fine if you do not. Depending on the country you are visiting, you may need:
• extra equipment - for example, you need a reflective jacket and a warning triangle in many countries
• emission stickers (permits) in some European cities - you may need to buy these weeks before you go abroad
• headlight converter stickers
• UK sticker. From 28 September 2021, you need a UK sticker instead of a GB sticker

Check out rules for driving in the EU on

Pets: Each pet travelling, or returning, from Great Britain to Ireland must be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies. You must wait 21 days from the date of the rabies vaccination before travelling. Dogs will require treatment for tapeworm by a vet 1 to 5 days before arrival in Ireland. Pets must travel with a health certificate issued by a UK official vet. EU pet passports issued by Northern Ireland will remain valid but an EU pet passport that was issued in GB will not be valid for travel to the EU even it was issued before January 2021. A health certificate is required before each entry into the EU.
You should contact your vet as soon as possible prior to travel (at least one month) to arrange for your health certificate and relevant vaccinations.

Mobile phones: Check with your provider direct about any roaming charges you may incur.

Taking food into Ireland: You cannot take the following food products with you:
• meat or products containing meat
• milk or dairy products (There are some exceptions, for example certain amounts of powdered infant milk, infant food, or pet food required for medical reasons).

You cannot take the following unless you pay to have them inspected before you leave and get a ‘phytosanitary certificate’:
• fresh fruit (apart from bananas, coconuts, dates, pineapples and durians)
• vegetables
• plants and plant products

Check out the following websites for further information:

Northern Ireland Rod Licences: From April 2016, anglers will no longer get a paper rod licence or permit. Instead, they will get an electronic record (e-record) with a unique reference number. The new system will work out what type of licence or permit you will need.

See the following link to buy your licence on-line

Further information can also be found at

List of authorised distributors where licences can be bought

Ireland really is an angling paradise and whatever your expectations we can help you have a brilliant fishing holiday.  

Top Coarse Fishing Destinations in Ireland

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