Sea fishing and sight-seeing trips on board "Tigger"
We are based in the stunning West Cork village of Ring, a short distance from the award winning vibrant town of Clonakilty (or 'Clon' for short) which lies approximately 45 minutes drive west of the city of Cork and its airport.
The Ring estuary and Clonakilty Bay are havens for wildlife, offering superb quality angling from the stone piers and shoreline throughout much of the year with bass, mullet (grey and golden), flounder, pollack and gilt head bream being realistic targets. Heading out to sea sees the list of available species increase dramatically with summer shark fishing in particular being unbeatable when weather and sea conditions allow us to reach more distant marks. Often we are met by pods of dolphins and occasionally whales which are a welcome sight that confirms the quality of the waters in the area.
Sea Angler magazine has printed many articles in recent years relating to the quality of fishing available in west Cork and in particular the Ring estuary. The wide variety of bird species whatever time of year you visit is a good indication of the quality of this unique estuary, with visitors being drawn from across Europe by the opportunity to study so many species at close range.
It was an easy decision to set up our charter business in this idyllic location, although access to the open sea is limited by a century's old sand bar. The quality of the environment and availability of so many species of fish close to shore helped make the decision to come here easy for us, and I'm sure if you take the opportunity to visit this wonderful area of Ireland you will find yourself wanting to return again and again.