The main types of fishing are salmon, lobster, deep-sea angling and beach fishing. The salmon fishing season runs from the beginning of June until the end of July. There are seven boats fishing from Lacken pier and there are nine fishing from Kilcummin pier. The numbers fishing salmon have dropped over the years due to dwindling stocks. Lobster fishing has also suffered from dwindling stocks and now only a few boats fish for lobsters. Deep-sea angling has become very popular in the last few years due to an increase in the tourist trade. Beach angling is also very popular and is well catered for by miles of lovely beaches.
Blue Shark can sometimes be caught at Lacken Pier. At Kilcummin beach, noted for Humberts landing in 1798, Bream, Pollock and Mackerel are the fish to be caught.
Palmerstown River provides fishing for Salmon and Sea Trout. Pollock, Glassen and Bream can be fished for all year, but the best time is from Spring until Christmas. Mackerel is usually caught in August/September.
Boats can be hired in Killala for deep-sea fishing. Usual fish caught are Mackerel, Pollock and flat fish.
At Downpatrick Head, one can fish from the rocks for Pollock, Bream, Ling and in hot weather for Mackerel.
Other fishing close at hand: Salmon and Sea trout on the River Moy