Ireland Adventures

Here is our  Jeanneua Merry fisher 695 which we have moored in the Three Sisters Marina New Ross. I would like to think that we are typical of the many modern sea  anglers in that we want a boat that is a functional angling craft for working the fishing grounds and wrecks which are  numerous off  the Southeast coast of  Ireland. The boat is powered by a Nanni T155 horse power diesel engine. She has the latest Simrad technology including Broadband Radar, Multifunctional Chart-Plotter,Fish Sonar including Down and  Side Scan Imaging. Lastly she is fully rigged for fishing and is fitted with Rudd Outriggers which allows us  to troll with six lines at any given time.

The Avid-Angler which is mostly  moored in the Three Sisters Marina in New Ross Co Wexford. 

Hook Head Lighthouse is about 800 years old and is the oldest intact operational Lighthouse in the World.

My G4 Challenge Range Rover Sport which is another familiar  icon that you will see on the roads of Wexford.  It was built by Land Rover for the 2008/9 Challenge which was intended to be staged in Mongolia, however Land Rover announced the cancellation of the event on the 18th of December 2008 due to the current global financial situation.  It is currently unclear if there will be any future events.  You can learn more about this very Special Tangiers Orange 4×4 by logging onto www.g4ownersclub.com which I am a  member.  As far as I can ascertain of the thirty seven units built in the world, I am the only one fitted with a diesel engine the rest were fitted with 4.4 V8 Petrol engines, these units where used in the 2006 Thailand event.          

Loftus Hall which we pass on our way to the  fishing grounds and ship wrecks which are numerous  of the South east  coast of Ireland.  The Hall is a large mansion on the Hook Peninsula, that is said to have been haunted by the devil and by the ghost of a young woman. Loftus Hall is now open to the public and is Wexford’s newest tourist attraction.     

Boley Manor is a Georgian Style Home, standing on its own private mature grounds  in the heart of Co Wexford. We moved into this sumptuously built home in 2007.  It is situated 10 miles from the town of New Ross and only three miles from Bannow Bay which is renowned for its Bass Fishing.    

The Dunbrody Famine Ship is one of the premier tourist attractions in the South East of Ireland.  Centered on an authentic reproduction of an 1840′s emigrant vessel, it provides a world class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience.  Incorporating guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions of the highest quality, “The Dunbrody” provides a unique insight into the bravery and fortitude with which Irish people faced up to a desperate situation.  

The Dundrody Famine Ship is moored at the quayside in the town of New Ross, in County Wexford.  New Ross is centrally located in the Historic and Scenic southeast region of Ireland. 

Kilmore Quay is a beautiful traditional Irish fishing village located on the coast of County Wexford in the South East of Ireland. This is an un-spoilt village, not commercialized, with thatched cottages dotted throughout, with breath taking coastal walks, and the fabulous Saltee Islands off the coast which hoists one of the largest bird sanctuaries in Europe. They hold an Angling competition every September, over 40 different species of fish caught in the waters around Kilmore Quay.

Local Fishman “Paddy Wall” heading out to sea from the picturesque village of  Fethard on Sea.  We moor “Avidangler ” in the harbour for the summer months.

John Murphy “Skipper” John Crowe and Joe with one of six  nice Pollack we caught trolling inshore off the Wexford Coast.  

Ireland Fishing Licence and Permits.

Anglers are legally required to be in possession of a fishing licence when fishing for salmon or sea trout. A licence does  not confere the right to fish;  a fishing permit is usually required and must be obtained seperately.  For furher information please click on to the following link. http://www.fishinginireland.info/salmon/salmon_licence.htm.