The big skate festival is on at Westport on the 1st and 2nd of...

Just a quick note to remind anglers that The Helm Skate Festival takes place 1st and 2nd of October.  There are still some places...

56th Westport International Sea Angling Festival 2012

56th Westport International Sea Angling Festival 2012   Shore Competion (Fee: 25 euro) Wednesday June 20th Boat Competition (Fee: 150 euro) Day 1: Friday June 22nd Day...
From Left; "True Light" skipper Gerard O'Malley, Bob Gawn, Isle of Wight and Phil Skinner, Dublin.

Sean wins Helm Skate Festival with record-breaking fish

John O'Connor reports from Westport on the hugely successful Skate Festival hosted from the Helm Bar and Restaurant last week. On the first week-end in...
The winnign fish at the 2015 Westport Skate Festival, caught by Josie Faherty from Clifden. The fish measured 71 inches across the wingspan, estimated at 200lbs weight. All the skate caught were tagged and released again. Photo courtesy John O'Connor

Josie takes the honours at record-breaking Westport Skate Festival

The Helm in Westport hosted their annual Skate Festival over last weekend, and once again it was a roaring success for Vinny and his...
The anglers who qualified to represent Ireland at the World Championships in Holland later this year. L-R: Joe Duggan, Derek Kendrick, Tom Lillis (team manager), John O'Brien, Eugene Farrelly and Dave Roe. Missing from photo is team captain Martin Howlin, who was already qualified.

Top anglers qualify for Irish shore team

The Connacht Shore Committee of the Provincial Council hosted the IFSA World Championship Qualifiers over the weekend at various venues in the Mayo area,...

12th Battalion mission to Westport for annual charter trip

The 12th Battalion Army Fishing Club had their annual fishing trip to Westport last week where they had a good day's fishing on Thursday...