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Things to do in and around County Wexford

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Angling

A 200 km (124 miles) long coastline, countless rivers and tributaries, beautifully appointed fishing lakes, an abundance of fish and countless possibilities make for ideal conditions for anglers. It's just a case of choosing a spot to sling your hook!

Sea Angling

Sea angling is an exciting sport for both the beginner and the experienced angler. Numerous wrecks off the east and southwest Wexford coastline also add variety to this sport. Boat fishing competitions in recent years have seen up to 30 species coming to the scales; Conger, Ling, Pollock and Cod are some of the more common species caught. All the charter boats listed are fully insured and registered. Most have tackle for hire and welcome children and newcomers to the sport. Pleasure and sightseeing charters are also popular, with dolphins, seals and rare bird species to be observed.

Shore Angling

A wide range of beaches and rocky headlands present the shore angler with a variety of challenges. Information boards giving details of main locations, species available, bait availability, etc. have been erected at the following locations by the Eastern and Southern Regional Fisheries Boards. There are also 41 brown directional signs strategically placed throughout the County.

Coarse and Game Angling

The River Slaney is available to the public for game fishing from the old bridge in Enniscorthy downstream. It holds good stocks of salmon and some sea trout; it is predominately a spring river. Short-term permits may be available for other beats. Small stocks of brown trout are available in some of the River's tributaries. The River Barrow at St. Mullins holds stocks of salmon, trout, bream, hybrids and dace. A four-acre lake outside of New Ross town provides an excellent facility for up to 60 rods fishing simultaneously. Ordinance Survey maps will also show numerous small ponds and lakes.

Beach Activities

The description "Sunny South East" has been associated with County Wexford for many years and is due to the fact that Wexford consistently enjoys more hours of sunshine per year than any other part of the country. Recorded rainfall is lower than the national average, while the daily temperature is higher than the norm in Ireland. County Wexford boasts 200 km (124 miles) of coastline on two seas, with miles and miles of unspoilt golden strand and secluded coves. The many beaches, dunes and rocky headlands accommodate many different species of flora and fauna. Wexford boasts a coastline of about 200 km (124 miles) on two seas, with miles and miles of unspoilt golden strand and secluded coves. Four of the county's beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag, attesting the purity of the water. These include North Beach of Courtown, Curracloe, Duncannon and Rosslare Strand. Also Kilmore Quay has been awarded a Blue Flag status.