Court town Harbour
Courtown Harbour is a well known mullet fishing venue with fish to over specimen size of 5lbs recorded. Bread is the most productive bait. Bass and flounder can be taken on the beach adjacent to the Owenavarragh river mouth. There is also excellent fishing for smooth hound, ray and dogfish in springtime, with night fishing producing the best results. There is a slipway in the harbour for launching boats and boat fishing offshore produces ray, flatfish, tope, spurdog, bull huss, smooth hound, dabs, codling and dogfish. Species: Bass, ray, flatfish, tope, spurdog, bull huss, smooth hound, dabs, codling and dogfish. Season: Beach fishing is best from April to June and September to early November. Boat angling begins in April and finishes around the equinox in October. Ground Type: Inshore the beach is flat and rather featureless whilst there are numerous banks and gullies offshore. Ground is generally clean sand and gravel. Bait: Lugworm, crab, mackerel and sandeel. Bread is the most commonly used bait for mullet in the harbour. Method: Most of the boat and beach fishing in the area requires the use of ledger tackle. Float fishing or free lining bread are the best methods for mullet. Fishing Tip: In order to achieve success with mullet it is always advisable to ground bait for a few days prior to fishing.